Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
Acts xix. 41.
Dismisstheir cares when they
Though he soon
dismissedhimself from state affairs.
To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment;
as, the king
dismisseshis ministers; the matter
To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
Sir T. Herbert.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To send away; properly, to give leave of departure; to permit to depart; implying authority in a person to retain or keep. The town clerk dismissed the assembly.
2.To discard; to remove from office, service or employment. The king dismisses his ministers; the master dismisses his servant; and the employer, his workmen. Officers are dismissed from service, and students from college.
3.To send; to dispatch.
He dismissed embassadors from Pekin to Tooshoo Loomboo. [Improper.]
4.To send or remove from a docket; to discontinue; as, to dismiss a bill in chancery.