Dis*miss" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismissed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dismissing.] [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. d'emettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

1.

To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.

He dismissed the assembly. Acts xix. 41.

Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock. Cowper.

Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs. Dryden.

2.

To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.

3.

To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.

 

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Dis*miss", n.

Dismission.

[Obs.]

Sir T. Herbert.

 

© Webster 1913.

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