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.

Nearby words

  1. dismay,
  2. disme,
  3. dismember,
  4. dismemberment,
  5. dismiss,
  6. dismission,
  7. dismissive,
  8. dismissively,
  9. dismount,
  10. dismutase

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

Origin of dismissal

First recorded in 1800–10; dismiss + -al2

Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for dismissal

dismissal

n.

1806, formed on model of refusal, etc., from dismiss + -al (2); replacing earlier dismission (1540s).

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