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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

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  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an order telling people that they can leave a place

    the dismissal of jurors

  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] legal a decision by a judge that a court case should not continue
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