noun | \ ˌdis-trə-ˈbyü-shən \ | dis·tri·bu·tion
  1. a : the apportionment by a court of the property and especially personal property of an intestate among those entitled to it according to statute — compare descent, devise

    Note: The laws dealing with intestate succession are often called laws of descent and distribution.

    b : the payment or transfer to a beneficiary of interest to which he or she is entitled under a trust

    c : the transfer by a corporation or mutual fund of money or property to a shareholder in his or her capacity as a shareholder

    d : the initial offering to the public of a security by a corporation

    e : the delivery of a controlled substance

  1. : something distributed