• The act of dismissing or sending away (someone).

  • Removal from office; termination of employment or services.

  • The setting aside (of something) from consideration.

  • Removal from office or employment; discharge; in universities, the sending away of a student without all the penalties attending expulsion.

  • In law, a decision that a suit is not or cannot be maintained; rejection as unworthy of being noticed or granted.

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Examples For dismission

  • From heaven John had received his command, and he would go on in his work till he thence received his countermand, and would have his dismission from the same hand that gave him his commission.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • “I did expect my conduct in this great question the vote on independence would have procured my dismission from the great Council, but find myself disappointed, for the Convention has thought proper to return me in the new delegation,” he confided to Joseph Reed.

    Robert Morris

  • He nodded without speaking, that dismission disguised as courtesy and good training, and turned his shoulders to continue his day, away from her.


  • She wished it to be completely re-written; protesting, that a man who, in all probability, was a mere fortune-hunter, would infer from so gentle a dismission encouragement rather than repulse.


  • If a monarchist be in office anywhere and it be known to the President, the oath he has taken to support the Constitution imperiously requires the instantaneous dismission of such officer; and I should hold the President criminal if he permitted such to remain.

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  • Mr. Fairservice looked very blank at this demand, justly considering it as a presage to approaching dismission.

    Rob Roy

  • In this letter Valancourt said little of the interview of the preceding day, but concluded with declaring, that he would accept his dismission from Emily only, and with entreating, that she would allow him to wait upon her, on the approaching evening.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

Notes For dismission

The word 'dismission' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to send away.'