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dismissal

[dis-mis-uh l] /dɪsˈmɪs əl/
noun
1.
an act or instance of dismissing.
2.
the state of being dismissed.
3.
a spoken or written order of discharge from employment, service, enrollment, etc.
Also, dismission
[dis-mish-uh n] /dɪsˈmɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; dismiss + -al2
Related forms
nondismissal, noun
predismissal, noun
redismissal, noun
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  • He kept a straight face, but professional dismissal oozed from his pores.
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  • We'd rather not enact a wholesale dismissal of basic human rights.
  • It turns out the ultimate answer was a slap up the side of the head followed by a dismissal from the room.
  • Nor is dismissal of his work by the literary establishment anything new.
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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Word Origin and History for dismissal
n.

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

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