dis·miss vt1: to remove from position or servicedismiss ed the employee2: to bring about or order the dismissal of (an action)the suit was dismiss edvi: to bring about or order a dismissalthe plaintiff moved to dismiss
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
cashier, cast out, demobilize, depose, deprive of force, disemploy, dispatch, dispense with, displace, dispossess, eject, expel, fire, lay off, oust, purge, release, remove, remove from office, send away, send off, set free, suspend, turn away, turn out, unseat, vacate
associated concepts: dismiss a cause of action, dismissal because of laches, dismissed for cause, dismissed with prejudice, dismissed without prejudice, motion to dismiss, motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction, nonsuit
(put out of consideration) verb
brush aside, decline, deny, disallow, disavow, discountenance, disregard, ignore, lay aside, not hear of, pass over, pay no regard to, put out of mind, refuse, reject, rule out, set aside, take no notice, think no more of
cancel, cede, clear, condone, controvert, decry, deport (banish), depose (remove), disband, discharge (release from obligation), discontinue (abandon), dislodge, dispel, displace (remove), disregard, eject (expel), eliminate (exclude), except (exclude), exclude, exculpate, expel, forgo, free, liberate, oust, override, quash, rebuff, recall (call back), refuse, reject, release, relegate, relinquish, remit (release from penalty), remove (dismiss from office), renounce, rescind, revoke, send, superannuate, supplant, vindicate, waive
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To allow to leave or to send away.(2) To terminate someone’s employment.(3) For a judge to refuse to consider a lawsuit further, thereby ending it before a trial is completed.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
(1) In a court setting, a judge may dismiss or throw out all or a portion of a plaintiff's lawsuit without further evidence or testimony upon being persuaded that the plaintiff has not and cannot prove the case. This judgment may be made before or at anytime during the trial. The judge may independently decide to dismiss or may do so in response to a motion by the defendant. Also, the plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss an action before or during trial if the case is settled, if it is not provable, or if trial strategy dictates getting rid of a weak claim. A defendant may also be dismissed from a lawsuit, meaning the suit is dropped against that party. (2) To discharge or let an employee go.Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
v.the ruling by a judge that all or a portion (one or more of the causes of action) of the plaintiff's lawsuit is terminated (thrown out) at that point without further evidence or testimony. This judgment may be made before, during or at the end of a trial, when the judge becomes convinced that the plaintiff has not and cannot prove his/her/its case. This can be based on the complaint failing to allege a cause of action, on a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff's opening statement of what will be proved, or on some development in the evidence by either side which bars judgment for the plaintiff. The judge may dismiss on his own or upon motion by the defendant. The plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss a cause of action before or during trial if the case is settled, if it is not provable or trial strategy dictates getting rid of a weak claim. A defendant may be "dismissed" from a lawsuit, meaning the suit is dropped against that party.See also: dismissal
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.