the act or process of distributing: as
the apportionment by a court of the property and esp. personal property of an intestate among those entitled to it according to statute compare descent
NOTE: The laws dealing with intestate succession are often called laws of descent and distribution.
the payment or transfer to a beneficiary of interest to which he or she is entitled under a trust
the transfer by a corporation or mutual fund of money or property to a shareholder in his or her capacity as a shareholder
the initial offering to the public of a security by a corporation
the delivery of a controlled substance