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 for dismission
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dismission \Dis*mis"sion\, n. [Cf. L. dimissio.]
     1. The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave;
        leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the
        grand jury.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with
        honor or with disgrace.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or
        unworthy of consideration.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: official notice that you have been fired from your job
           [syn: dismissal, dismission, pink slip]
      2: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to
         depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge,
         firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]

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