Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dismiss, let go, or release.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To dismiss, let go, or release.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dismiss; permit to go.
  • To grant; farm; let.
  • n. In freemasonry, a dimissory letter; written permission to leave a lodge, implying good standing in the lodge left, and thus no disability to affiliate with another lodge.

Etymologies

Latin dimittere to send away, let go; di- = dis- + mittere to send. See dismiss. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And if by fortune there be rarity or penury of pecune in our marsupies, and that they be exhausted of ferruginean metal, for the shot we dimit our codices and oppignerat our vestments, whilst we prestolate the coming of the tabellaries from the Penates and patriotic Lares.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Might as well bid you good-by, and give you a dimit from all the clubs and lodges, until six months after the wedding.

    Double Trouble Or, Every Hero His Own Villain

  • 1881-1924 — In the Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Virginia from 1881 to 1923 are recorded the following names of members who were lost to the Lodge during this period by death, dimit, and suspension:

    A History of Caroline County, Virginia

  • Indians used to into: me'-ch'ing '[=' in-toward '] into, towards the inside suck honey out of it, and children of it (e.g., me'ch'ing'-no: de: ta: t¬' 'I stepped into it') would attach the fl owers to sticks k'i¬ts'os intoxicated: See DRUNK and put in their hair, as a toy.) inverted: yiwi-dimit

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