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
It has been suggested that the real reason for the dismissal is the handling of the Marcellus shale controversy.
And I will continue to think my dismissal is another mistake in a long series of unwise decisions.
His accounts are first hand, eyewitness testimony, and your dismissal is the 'rhetoric' here.
I like your idea that this kind of dismissal is a way of pushing upsetting, dangerous fiction aside.
I believe charges should not be levied against agency personnel, but the recommendations can and should include dismissal from the job if the charges merit such.
"I ain't limpin ', sir," the man answered respectfully, and, at a nod of dismissal from the mate, marched off jauntily along the deck with
Most abuser priests in the U.S. do not face the additional step of laicization, a dismissal from the clerical state that also typically lifts the celibacy obligation, said Rossetti, a professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington.
A former CNN reporter said that Rick Sanchez should have been fired for making the news "a joke" long before his explosive comments about Jon Stewart and Jews led to his dismissal from the network.
Sanctions can range from writing a paper, restitution, community service, writing an apology to the neighbor, removal from on-campus housing and suspension or dismissal from the University.
For clergy, these penalties were more or less along the lines of what we would today call "dismissal from the clerical state".