Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of dismissing or sending away (someone).
  • n. Removal from office; termination of employment or services.
  • n. The setting aside (of something) from consideration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal.
  • n. Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.
  • n. Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sending away; leave or command to depart; dismissal: as, the dismission of the grand jury.
  • n. Removal from office or employment; discharge; in universities, the sending away of a student without all the penalties attending expulsion.
  • n. In law, a decision that a suit is not or cannot be maintained; rejection as unworthy of being noticed or granted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. official notice that you have been fired from your job
  • n. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Etymologies

From dismiss. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    LYES

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

    LYES

  • 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.

    Camilla

  • She saw with pleasure that all Bellamy had inspired was the most artless compassion; for since his dismission had now positively been given, and Clermont was actually summoned, she devoted her thoughts solely to the approaching event, with the firm, though early wisdom which distinguished her character.

    Camilla

  • Drawn by a total revulsion of ideas from the chain of thinking that had led him to composition, he relinquished his annotations in resentment of this dismission, when he might have pursued them uninterruptedly without neglect of other avocations.

    Camilla

  • Enchanted by so unexpected a dismission, his favourite scheme of life seemed accorded to him, and he pressed Camilla to his bosom, in a transport of joy.

    Camilla

  • No! – I will remain here but to let her know I acquiesce in her dismission, and to learn in what form she has communicated our breach to her friends. '

    Camilla

  • Her dismission does not discard you from her society; on the contrary, it invites your friendship ..

    Camilla

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  • But Savage easily reconciled himself to mankind without imputing any defect to his work, by observing that his poem was unluckily published two days after the prorogation of the parliament, and by consequence at a time when all those who could be expected to regard it were in the hurry of preparing for their departure, or engaged in taking leave of others upon their dismission from publick affairs.
    —Johnson, life of Richard Savage

    December 11, 2008