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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dismiss \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['e]mettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.] 1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away. [1913 Webster] He dismissed the assembly. --Acts xix. 41. [1913 Webster] Dismiss their cares when they dismiss their flock. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Though he soon dismissed himself from state affairs. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant. [1913 Webster] 3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court. [1913 Webster]