2 [ka-sheer]
verb (used with object)
to dismiss (a military officer) from service, especially with disgrace.
to discard; reject.

1570–80; < Middle Dutch kasseren < Middle French casser to break, discharge, annul < Latin quassāre to shatter; see quash Unabridged
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cashier1 (kæˈʃɪə)
1.  a person responsible for receiving payments for goods, services, etc, as in a shop
2.  Also called: teller an employee of a bank responsible for receiving deposits, cashing cheques, and other financial transactions; bank clerk
3.  any person responsible for handling cash or maintaining records of its receipt and disbursement
[C16: from Dutch cassier or French caissier, from casse money chest; see case²]

cashier2 (kæˈʃɪə)
1.  to dismiss with dishonour, esp from the armed forces
2.  rare to put away or discard; reject
[C16: from Middle Dutch kasseren, from Old French casser, from Latin quassāre to quash]

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Word Origin & History

"person in charge of money," 1596, from M.Fr. caissier "treasurer," from caisse "money box" (see cash).

"dismiss," 1592, from M.Du. casseren "to cast off, discharge," from Fr. casser "to discharge, annul," from L.L. cassare "annul," from L. cassus "void, empty" (see quash).
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