Strong's #3622: oikonomia (pronounced oy-kon-om-ee'-ah)
from 3623; administration (of a household or estate); specially, a (religious) "economy":--dispensation, stewardship.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon:
1) the management of a household or of household affairs
1a) specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other' s property
1b) the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship
1c) administration, dispensation
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from G3623
Citing in TDNT: 5:151, 674
This word is used 8 times:
Luke 16:2: "give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward."
Luke 16:3: "from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg"
Luke 16:4: "when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their"
1 Corinthians 9:17: "but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed"
Ephesians 1:10: "That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in"
Ephesians 3:2: "If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given"
Colossians 1:25: "a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for"
1 Timothy 1:4: "rather than godly edifying which is in faith:"