from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction.
  • Granting leave to depart.


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  • "Well, that is all," said the host with a dismissory air, as he got up from his seat.

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  • That the monks themselves go not from place to place; that is, from one monastery to another, without letters dismissory of their own abbot; (261) but that they shall continue in that obedience which they promised at the time of their conversion.

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  • First, there are those which are not letters at all -- as letters-patent, letters dismissory, letters enclosing bills, letters of administration,

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  • : First thanks for the information on "letters dismissory".

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