Dismissal Definition

dĭs-mĭsəl
dismissals
noun
dismissals
A dismissing or being dismissed.
Webster's New World
The condition of being dismissed.
American Heritage
An order for the dismissing of someone.
Webster's New World
The termination of a legal proceeding by the judge, before a trial or hearing, typically on the grant of a motion to dismiss by the adverse party, or because the claimant failed to proceed with the action or comply with an order of the court, or because the claimant has agreed to end the proceeding.
Webster's New World Law
Of employment, the firing of an employee.
Webster's New World Law
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A dismissal of a claim that the claimant desired to pursue.
Webster's New World Law
A dismissal that allows the claimant to bring the same claim again at some time in the future, within any applicable period of limitations.
Webster's New World Law
A dismissal that bars the claimant from bringing the claim again at any time in the future.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Dismissal

Noun

Singular:
dismissal
Plural:
dismissals

Origin of Dismissal

  • From dismiss +‎ -al. A nineteenth-century coinage (modelled on committal etc.), replacing the regular form dismission.

    From Wiktionary

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