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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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More than fifty years after Hemingway's statement, readers familiar with metafiction and the nouveau roman have little difficulty with Across the River and into the Trees's circular structure, time shifts, and inner resonance, and the complexity of the novel is no longer daunting or, worse, dismissible.
This led to a weakening of ties to earlier scholarship: there weren't enough young critics entering the mainstream to reproduce its traditions of thought, while the push for theory made several of these traditions (formalism, pre-Althusserian Marxism, literary history) appear outmoded and easily dismissible in the service of self-definition.
But Lydgate, having given them voice, contains them and restricts the complaints to comic and ultimately dismissible concerns.
The dark scenario envisioned by ghostwriting opponents is that a pro se litigant will file a ghostwritten, but presumably frivolous or otherwise dismissible action.
Kevin Kenmire, contracts manager with Tarmac, said Mr Bleasby had broken one of the company's safety regulations, called golden rules, and that was a dismissible offence.
Is it possible that no such truth ever exists behind, beyond, beneath the stereotypes but between the so off-handedly dismissible stereotypes?
Talk about workers bringing alcohol and drugs to the North Slope, which are now dismissible offenses, is not as prevalent as in past years.
While he will never be placed in the first rank of poets and even his admirers admit that he authored much dismissible verse, Whittier, who enjoyed wide, trans-Atlantic fame in his lifetime and whose eightieth birthday was a national event, has earned a lasting place in American letters.
For Dreher, the "few ugly parts of the book could make the whole thing dismissible as a work of frothing paranoid prejudice--if there weren't so much truth beneath the sometimes lurid rhetoric.
Oppositionists treat the environment as a purely ideological issue, and climate change as the most ideological of all--accordingly as dismissible as feminism, the homosexual agenda, or any other reflection of "political correctness.
Above all, the staff insists that violence experienced by women should in no way be treated as normal, trivial or dismissible.
Me, I make lame excuses to every dismissible invitation and stay home to Get Things Done.