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dismissal

the termination of an employee's employment with an organization due to unsatisfactory work performance or breach of CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT. The term firing is sometimes used to refer to dismissal. See UNFAIR DISMISSAL.
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In fact, I had just received what was virtually my dismissal.
Then came letters, then the doctor again and again, and finally my dismissal in the incredible words which have necessitated these explanations.
And at the foot of the stairs the author of my dismissal, that confounded Theobald, flung open his door and waylaid me.
The doctor's alarms, his unscrupulous venality, the simulated illness, my own dismissal, each fitted in its obvious place, and not even the last had power as yet to mar my joy in the one central fact to which all the rest were as tapers to the sun.
Raffles had bought the doctor for a thousand pounds, and the doctor had bought a "nurse" of his own kidney, on his own account; me, for some reason, he would not trust; he had insisted upon my dismissal as an essential preliminary to his part in the conspiracy.
He cried, he pleaded for forgiveness, promised to reform over and over again, and then received his dismissal, feeling that he had won but an imperfect forgiveness and established but a feeble confidence.
Soon he began to purposely neglect his studies and to disregard his duties, his aim being to secure his dismissal from the United States service.
Catherine sometimes started at the boldness of her own surmises, and sometimes hoped or feared that she had gone too far; but they were supported by such appearances as made their dismissal impossible.
Charlie certainly did not take his dismissal as Anne's imaginary rejected suitors did.
There was no alternative but to grant her dismissal.
Rule 41 grants plaintiffs one opportunity to voluntarily dismiss a claim at any time before resting its case, but the states Supreme Court has imposed two limitations on this general rule: dismissals may not be taken in bad faith, and they must be done prior to a trial courts ruling dismissing the claim or otherwise ruling against the plaintiff.