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dismissal

noun
     
dis‧miss‧al
1 [uncountable and countable]PE when someone is removed from their job:
Wilson was claiming compensation for unfair dismissal.
No dismissals have been announced yet.
2 [uncountable] when someone decides or says that something is not important, serious, or true:
Gill's dismissal of the book as '386 pages of rubbish'
3 [uncountable and countable] a decision by a judge to stop a court case

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