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dismissal

Definition of dismissal

Etymology

    From dismiss +‎ -al. A nineteenth-century coinage (modelled on committal etc.), replacing the regular form dismission.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈsmɪsəl/

Noun

dismissal (plural dismissals)

  1. The act of sending someone away.
  2. Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank.
  3. A written or spoken statement of such an act.
  4. Release from confinement; liberation.
  5. Removal from consideration; putting something out of one's mind, mentally disregarding something or someone.
  6. (law) The rejection of a legal proceeding, or a claim or charge made therein.

Further reading

In litigation, a dismissal is the result of a successful motion to dismiss. See motion (legal).

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