Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To end the employment or service of; discharge.
  • transitive verb To direct or allow to leave.
  • transitive verb To stop considering; rid one's mind of; dispel.
  • transitive verb To refuse to accept or recognize; reject.
  • transitive verb Law To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  • transitive verb To eject (a player or coach) for the remainder of a game.
  • transitive verb To put out (a batter) in cricket.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Discharge; dismissal.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Dismission.
  • transitive verb To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
  • transitive verb To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment
  • transitive verb To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
  • verb To order to leave.
  • verb To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
  • verb To reject; to refuse to accept
  • verb cricket To get a batsman out.
  • verb soccer To give someone a red card; to send off

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

  • verb bar from attention or consideration
  • verb end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave
  • verb cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
  • verb stop associating with
  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  • verb declare void

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English dismissen, from Medieval Latin dismittere, dismiss-, variant of Latin dīmittere : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis– + mittere, to send.]

Examples

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  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

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  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

  • What I find interesting about this filing in support of the motion to dismiss is that the allegations of "torture" would be completely irrelevant to such a motion.

    Balkinization

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