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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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As costly as it has been, one thing is for sure, the old Middle East paradigm, of powerful elites backed by formidable allies, oppressing weak, dismissible peoples, is unlikely to be resurrected.
Budgetary issues such as the affordability of having committee members testify in court and the costs associated with prolonging otherwise dismissible petitions, should be considered when making changes to the statute.
Nowhere near the cavalier finesse of a Great Houdini, his comportment is quite comprehensively naturalized in the dismissible demotic terms of the stereotypical negative male ethos: self-absorption, pretense, dilettantism, vanity, vagueness, idle curiosity, reticence, forgetfulness, indolence, carelessness, lack of imagination, and general ineffectuality.
But while Stockhausen's tone-deafness was bewildering and indefensible, his comment was not entirely dismissible. The suggestion is that 9/11 could be understood as a masterful work of performance art derived from an enduring modernist tradition that has long prized provocation, impudence, and rule-breaking as generators of not only artistic innovation, but potent cultural politics.
While this is hardly the only explanation of why the regulatory agencies performed poorly during the build up to the crisis, it is not a reason that is easily dismissible.
"This is and always has been a dismissible offence in my business and there are reminder notices in every one of my staff rooms reminding employees of this policy as well as the employee handbook.
These small, dismissible and seemingly naive gestures retain efficiency in their lack of ambition and may even be more noticeable, thus more meaningful, than the usual grand gestures found in a lot of public art.
The atrocity stories in those books were dismissible by the Ostrich Left as regrettable but understandable security excesses, like the American prison camps in Guantanamo Bay: After all, they must have done something to be locked up, right?
Per Israeli calculations, Arab peoples are dismissible. They are a non-entity.
Finally, it is indeed a breach of military rules and possible a dismissible offence for a US soldier to insult his commanding officer (President Obama).
Tele-presence reduces fully acted out rhetoric into mere rhetoricity, easily dismissible in an era when people are information-weary and image-numb.
China's January CPI , while dismissible partly due to seasonal issues, came in higher at an awkward 4.5 pct year-on-year, and if it doesn't fall sharply in February, that would give me pause to reflect, and probably others.