[ dim-uh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɪm əˌsɔr i, -ˌsoʊr i /


dismissing or giving permission to depart.


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Origin of dimissory

1425–75; late Middle English: a dimissory letter < Late Latin dīmissōrius, equivalent to Latin dīmitt(ere) to send away, release (see demit1, demit2) + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for dimissory

/ (dɪˈmɪsərɪ) /


granting permission to be ordaineda bishop's dimissory letter
granting permission to depart
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