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dimissory

[ dim-uh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee ]

adjective

  1. dismissing or giving permission to depart.


dimissory

/ dɪˈmɪsərɪ /

adjective

  1. granting permission to be ordained

    a bishop's dimissory letter

  2. granting permission to depart


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dimissory1

1425–75; late Middle English: a dimissory letter < Late Latin dīmissōrius, equivalent to Latin dīmitt ( ere ) to send away, release ( demit 1, demit 2 ) + -tōrius -tory 1

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Example Sentences

He therefore gave his candidates dimissory letters to the Bishop of Lincoln.

And that will give letters dimissory to your members, to depart from you to the Churches of the Anabaptists?

Dimissory, dim′is-or-i, adj. sending away or giving leave to depart to another jurisdiction.

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