In its motion to dismiss, UMass denied this allegation, and Haidak refuted the school's claim in his opposition to the motion.
For all of these reasons, it would be easy to dismiss Homeland at this point.
The Tea Partiers, in other words, are making a serious argument, which the left too often tries to dismiss by calling them nuts.
early 15c., from Latin dimissus, past participle of dimittere "send away, send different ways; break up, discharge; renounce, abandon," from dis- "apart, away" (see dis-) + mittere "send, let go" (see mission). Prefix altered by analogy with many dis- verbs. Dismit, in the same sense, is attested from late 14c. Related: Dismissed; dismissing.