[syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dismission \Dis*mis"sion\, n. [Cf. L. dimissio.]
1. The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave;
leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the
2. Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with
honor or with disgrace.
3. Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or
unworthy of consideration.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: official notice that you have been fired from your job
[syn: dismissal, dismission, pink slip]
2: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to
depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge,
firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]