American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To end the employment or service of; discharge.
- v. To direct or allow to leave: dismissed troops after the inspection; dismissed the student after reprimanding him.
- v. To stop considering; rid one's mind of; dispel: dismissed all thoughts of running for office.
- v. To refuse to accept or recognize; reject: dismissed the claim as highly improbable.
- v. Law To put (a claim or action) out of court without further hearing.
- v. Sports To eject (a player or coach) for the remainder of a game.
- v. Sports To put out (a batter) in cricket.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To send away; order or give permission to depart.
- To discard; remove from office, service, or employment.
- To put aside; put away; put out of mind: as, to dismiss the subject.
- In law, to reject; put out of court: as, the complaint was dismissed for lack of proof; the appeal was dismissed for irregularity. Synonyms To let go.
- n. Discharge; dismissal.
- v. To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
- v. To order to leave.
- v. To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
- v. To reject; to refuse to accept
- v. cricket To get a batsman out.
- v. soccer To give someone a red card; to send off
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
- v. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment
- v. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
- n. obsolete Dismission.
- v. bar from attention or consideration
- v. end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
- v. cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
- v. stop associating with
- v. terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
- v. declare void
- Middle English dismissen, from Medieval Latin dismittere, dismiss-, variant of Latin dīmittere : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + mittere, to send. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Equally troubling to critics, though, is that federal judges also now routinely terminate employment-discrimination cases through motions to dismiss, meaning that the plaintiffs aren't allowed to conduct fact finding to support their claims, according to a law-review study due to be published in August by the University of Illinois College of Law.”
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