dismissal

[ dis-mis-uhl ]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of dismissing.

  2. the state of being dismissed.

  1. a spoken or written order of discharge from employment, service, enrollment, etc.

Origin of dismissal

1
First recorded in 1800–10; dismiss + -al2
  • Also dis·mis·sion [dis-mish-uhn]. /dɪsˈmɪʃ ən/.

Other words from dismissal

  • non·dis·mis·sal, noun
  • pre·dis·miss·al, noun
  • re·dis·miss·al, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dismissal

dismissal

/ (dɪsˈmɪsəl) /


noun
  1. an official notice of discharge from employment or service

  2. the act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed

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