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noun dismissal pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈmɪs(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an act of making someone leave their job
    The investigation led to five dismissals.
    unfair dismissal: She is bringing a case of unfair dismissal against the company.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a refusal to accept that something might be true or important
    the committee’s dismissal of their complaints
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an order telling people that they can leave a place
    the dismissal of jurors


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