A “container or machine” that dispenses something.
It’s purpose is its identity.
A pharmacist dispenses prescription medicine after preparing it in accordance with the doctor’s orders.
A judge dispenses justice, by releasing or freeing someone from some obligation or “debt” to Society.
So then “dispenser” refers to receiving.
A dispenser is a receptacle to hold something until the time it is needed to be released:
The ultimate “dispenser” is Jesus Christ.
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one
For which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren,
in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
And again, I will put my trust in him.
And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood,
He also himself likewise took part of the same;
that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death,
that is, the devil;
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” -Hebrews 2