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DISMISSAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dismissal mean? 

DISMISSAL (noun)
  The noun DISMISSAL has 4 senses:

1. a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
2. official notice that you have been fired from your job
3. permission to go; the sending away of someone
4. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  Familiarity information: DISMISSAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISMISSAL (noun)


Sense 1dismissal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A judgment disposing of the matter without a trial

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

dismissal; judgement of dismissal; judgment of dismissal

Hypernyms ("dismissal" is a kind of...):

judgement; judgment; judicial decision ((law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2dismissal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Official notice that you have been fired from your job

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

dismission; pink slip; dismissal

Hypernyms ("dismissal" is a kind of...):

notice (advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement or contract)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dismissal"):

marching orders; walking papers ((informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge)


Sense 3dismissal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Permission to go; the sending away of someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dismissal" is a kind of...):

permission (approval to do something)


Sense 4dismissal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sacking; dismission; liberation; dismissal; firing; release; discharge; sack

Hypernyms ("dismissal" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dismissal"):

superannuation (the act of discharging someone because of age (especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension))

conge (an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal)

removal (dismissal from office)

deactivation; inactivation (breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges))

honorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record)

dishonorable discharge (a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder))

Section Eight (a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable)


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