from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of dismissing.
- n. The condition of being dismissed.
- n. An order or notice of discharge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of sending someone away.
- n. Deprivation of office; the fact or process of being fired from employment or stripped of rank.
- n. A written or spoken statement of such an act.
- n. Release from confinement; liberation.
- n. Removal from consideration; putting something out of one's mind, mentally disregarding something or someone.
- n. The rejection of a legal proceeding, or a claim or charge made therein.
- n. The event of a batsman getting out; a wicket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dismission; discharge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of dismissing, or the state or fact of being dismissed.
- n. Discharge; displacement from employment or office.
- n. The act of discarding, or the state of being discarded.
- n. Liberation; manumission.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
- n. permission to go; the sending away of someone
- n. official notice that you have been fired from your job
- n. a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
From dismiss + -al. A nineteenth-century coinage (modelled on committal etc.), replacing the regular form dismission. (Wiktionary)