Definition of dismissal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪsˈmɪsl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈmɪsl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of dismissing somebody from their job; an example of this He still hopes to win his claim against unfair dismissal. The dismissals followed the resignation of the chairman.
  2. 2[uncountable] the failure to consider something as important Her casual dismissal of the threats seemed irresponsible. Dismissal of the last piece of evidence as unreliable would severely affect our case.
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] (law) the act of not allowing a trial or legal case to continue, usually because there is not enough evidence the dismissal of the appeal
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] the act of sending somebody away or allowing them to leave
  5. 5[uncountable, countable] (in cricket) the end of the innings of a player or team See related entries: Cricket
  6. Extra examples Crash victims are calling for the dismissal of the bus driver. His attack on the manager led to his instant dismissal. His wholesale dismissal of women composers is indefensible. She is now faced with dismissal on the grounds of misconduct. She won her claim for constructive dismissal because she had been pressured into resigning. The court upheld the dismissal. These mistakes were not nearly serious enough to warrant his dismissal. They were warned that they risked dismissal if the strike continued. an employee claim for unfair dismissal his callous dismissal of her father’s illness his dismissal for poor performance He still hopes to win his claim against unfair dismissal.
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