Definition for DIS-MISS'

DIS-MISS', v.t. [L. dimissus, dimitto; di, dis, and mitto, to send; Fr. demettre.]

  1. To send away; properly, to give leave of departure; to permit to depart; implying authority in a person to retain or keep. The town clerk dismissed the assembly. – Acts xix.
  2. To discard; to remove from office, service, or employment. The king dismisses his ministers; the master dismisses his servant; and the employer his workmen. Officers are dismissed from service, and students from college.
  3. To send; to dispatch. He dismissed ambassadors from Pekin to Tooshoo Loomboo. [Improper.] – Encyc.
  4. To send or remove from a docket; to discontinue; as, to dismiss a bill in chancery.

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