Pronunciation: (dis-mis'ul), [key]
1. an act or instance of dismissing.
2. the state of being dismissed.
3. a spoken or written order of discharge from employment, service, enrollment, etc. Also,dis•mis•sionPronunciation: (dis-mish'un). [key]
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