The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Disburse \Dis*burse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disbursed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disbursing.] [OF. desbourser, F. d['e]bourser; pref.
des- (L. dis-) + bourse purse. See Burse, and cf.
To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or
The duty of collecting and disbursing his revenues.
Disbursing officer, an officer in any department of the
public service who is charged with the duty of paying out