Dis*miss" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Dismissed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Dismissing.] [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of
mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F.
démettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]
1. To send away; to give leave of departure; to
cause or permit to go; to put away.
He dismissed the assembly. Acts
Dismiss their cares when they dismiss
their flock. Cowper.
Though he soon dismissed himself from state
2. To discard; to remove or discharge from
office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his
ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
3. To lay aside or reject as unworthy of
attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
Dis*miss", n. Dismission.
[Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.