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Verb: despatch  di'spach
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: dispatch)
  1. Send away towards a designated goal
    - dispatch, send off
Noun: despatch  di'spach
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: dispatch)
  1. An official report (usually sent in haste)
    - dispatch, communiqué
     
  2. The property of being prompt and efficient
    "it was done with despatch";
    - dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness
     
  3. Killing a person or animal
    - dispatch
     
  4. The act of sending off something
    - dispatch, shipment

Derived forms: despatching, despatches, despatched

Type of: account, celerity [archaic], departure, going, going away, kill, killing, leaving, news report, putting to death, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, report, send, ship, speediness, story, transport, write up

Encyclopedia: Despatch, New York