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Pronunciation : Dis*miss"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. démettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]
Definition : 1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away. He dismissed the assembly. Acts xix. 41. Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock. Cowper. Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs. Dryden.

2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

t. [imp. & p. p. Dismissed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismissing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Dis*miss"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Dismission. [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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