Definition for DIM'IS-SO-RY

DIM'IS-SO-RY, a. [L. dimissorius. See Dismiss.]

  1. Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction. A letter dimissory, is one given by a bishop to a candidate for holy orders, having a title in his diocese, directed to some other bishop, and giving leave for the bearer to be ordained by him. – Encyc.
  2. Granting leave to depart. – Prideaux.

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