dismissal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪsˈmɪsəɫ], [dɪzˈmɪsəɫ]

Noun[edit]

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.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, The Hocussing of Cigarette[1]:
      No one, however, would have anything to do with him, as Mr. Keeson's orders in those respects were very strict ; he had often threatened any one of his employés with instant dismissal if he found him in company with one of these touts.
  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.
  7. (cricket) The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket.

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