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dismiss

Etymology: L, dis + mittere, to send
(in law) to discharge or dispose of an action, suit, or motion trial. dismissal, n.

dismiss

(dis-mis′) [L. dimissus, dismissus, sent away]
In law, to end a legal dispute without a trial, e.g., because the judge rules that the accusation does not merit consideration.
dismissal (-mis′ăl)
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She no sooner therefore heard a piece of news, which she imagined to be of great importance to her mistress, than, quite forgetting the anger which she had conceived two days before, at her unpleasant dismission from Sophia's presence, she ran hastily to inform her of the news.
The great question now to be settled was not whether the scholars were making proficiency in their studies, but whether the teacher or scholars should be master, whether insubordination should be encouraged by the committee, or whether it should meet with a decided and firm resistance, whether the precedence should be established that a teacher, or any of our district schools, should be disciplined whenever a few disaffected boys should demand his dismission, or whether he should be sustained in all his efforts to maintain order, and the scholar, who could not submit to wholesome discipline, should be made to leave the school, in a word, whether the scholar or the committee were to decide where the blame lay and whether the teacher should be dismissed.
Nevertheless, he capitulated and, in complete violation of the Baptist Churches' congregational autonomy, presented the four slaveholders with letters of dismission.