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dismiss vt1 : to remove from position or service [ed the employee]
2 : to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action) [the suit was ed]
: to bring about or order a dismissal [the plaintiff moved to ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.