Definition of Dismissal

1. Noun. A judgment disposing of the matter without a trial.

Exact synonyms: Judgement Of Dismissal, Judgment Of Dismissal
Generic synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Judicial Decision
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Dismiss

2. Noun. Official notice that you have been fired from your job.
Exact synonyms: Dismission, Pink Slip
Generic synonyms: Notice
Specialized synonyms: Marching Orders, Walking Papers

3. Noun. Permission to go; the sending away of someone.
Generic synonyms: Permission
Derivative terms: Dismiss

4. Noun. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).

Definition of Dismissal

1. n. Dismission; discharge.

Definition of Dismissal

1. Noun. The act of sending someone away. ¹

2. Noun. Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank. ¹

3. Noun. A written or spoken statement of such an act. ¹

4. Noun. Release from confinement; liberation. ¹

5. Noun. Removal from consideration; putting something out of one's mind, mentally disregarding something or someone. ¹

6. Noun. (legal) The rejection of a legal proceeding, or a claim or charge made therein. ¹

7. Noun. (cricket) The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket. ¹

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Definition of Dismissal

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Literary usage of Dismissal

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1. A Treatise on the Bankruptcy Law of the United States by Harold Remington (1915)
"dismissal after Hearing Merits.—If the debtor after hearing is adjudged not bankrupt the petition is dismissed; and the proceedings of course end there, ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"In tbis case, however, one of the conditions o£ the bond was "for the prosecution of the action," so that the question here la whether the dismissal of the ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"... or dismissal of teacher. As to mandamus to compel the reinstatement of a teacher, see note to State ex rel. Sittler v. Board of Education, 49 LRAÍN. ..."

4. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"The dismissal of the lord treasurer might, it was plain, involve consequences ... Immediately, on hearing of the dismissal of Sunderland, the emperor wrote ..."

5. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"(c) Letter of Honorable dismissal from a Monastery This our brother (name), has desired to dwell in another monastery where it seems to him that he can best ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"204), where the sentence extended to dismissal from the service, ... Д PPEAL from the Court of Claims to re- Л view the dismissal of a petition for pay NOTB ..."

7. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1823)
"Early in the session, sir Robert Wilson made a motion concerning his own dismissal from the service. The gallant general entered into a full explanation of ..."

8. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities by Travers Twiss (1875)
"dismissal * _ • ii .1 • 5 41. The recall or dismissal of a resident Envoy is of resident generally considered as equivalent to a declaration t >ivoy». ..."

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