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Noun: dismissal  dis'mi-sul
  1. (law) a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    - judgment of dismissal, judgement of dismissal
  2. Official notice that you have been fired from your job
    - dismission, pink slip [N. Amer]
  3. Permission to go; the sending away of someone
  4. The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    - dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking, heave-ho [informal], chuck [Brit, informal], the axe [informal], severance, the boot [informal], the chop [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: dismissals

Type of: conclusion, ending, judgement, judgment, judicial decision, notice, permission, termination

Encyclopedia: Dismissal