dismissal

[ dis-mis-uh l ]
/ dɪsˈmɪs əl /

noun

an act or instance of dismissing.
the state of being dismissed.
a spoken or written order of discharge from employment, service, enrollment, etc.

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Also dis·mis·sion [dis-mish-uh n] /dɪsˈmɪʃ ən/.

Origin of dismissal

First recorded in 1800–10; dismiss + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM dismissal

non·dis·mis·sal, nounpre·dis·miss·al, nounre·dis·miss·al, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dismissal

dismissal
/ (dɪsˈmɪsəl) /

noun

an official notice of discharge from employment or service
the act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed
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