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Meaning of DISMISSAL

Pronunciation:  dis'misul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
  2. [n]  a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
  3. [n]  permission to go; the sending away of someone
  4. [n]  official notice that you have been fired from your job

DISMISSAL is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: discharge, dismission, dismission, firing, judgement of dismissal, judgment of dismissal, liberation, pink slip, release, sack, sacking
 See Also: conclusion, conge, deactivation, dishonorable discharge, ending, inactivation, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, notice, permission, removal, Section Eight, superannuation, termination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*miss"al\, n.
Dismission; discharge.

      Officeholders were commanded faithfully to enforce it,
      upon pain of immediate dismissal.        --Motley.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The termination of a lawsuit. (See with prejudice and without prejudice.)
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