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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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The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, in June, dismissed an appeal challenging the clearance of Chimaroke to contest the Enugu East Senatorial District primaries by the PDP.
(All of them will be dismissed. All police officers who will test positive for illegal drugs will be dismissed.)
However, the bench dismissed the petition on technical grounds of time limitation.
Woman representative positions attracted 12 cases in court with seven of them being dismissed or withdrawn.
Pakistan got their first breakthrough as fast bowler Rumman Raees dismissed Iqbal by bolding him out in his first over.
Melanson, 45, of 29 Berlin St., Clinton, operating under the influence of liquor, sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until April 15, 2016, $250 operating under the influence fee, $50 operating under the influence victims assessment, $250 head injury assessment, $50 victim witness assessment; reckless operation of a motor vehicle, dismissed; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, dismissed upon payment of $100 in court costs; possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, not responsible.
If a complaint is dismissed "with prejudice," that usually means that no amendment is being permitted, and probably dismissal of the action at that point is what the judge really intends (assuming that, for example, there is no independent counterclaim still pending).
A statement from SPSA notes: "As we understand the Court's ruling, the conspiracy and antitrust claims now have been permanently dismissed by the Court."
Normanby Parklands A, at home to the Merlin, could muster only nine men and were subsequently dismissed for 94, Geoff Burdon taking 5-39.
The City is not responsible to Deutsche Bank for $500 million in damages related to the World Trade Center attacks, said a federal judge who dismissed two of the bank's lawsuits last week.
That canon deals with persons who "are to be dismissed from the seminary".
The district court dismissed the action and the appeals court affirmed.