Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary


  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To discontinue; to order a cause, motion or prosecution to be discontinued or quashed. See 37 N. H. 536, 75 Am. Dec. 154.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To send away; to discharge; to cause to be removed. To dismiss an action or suit is to send it out of court without any further consideration or hearing. Bosley v. Bruner, 24 Miss. 462; Taft v. Northern Transp. Co.., 56 N. H. 417; Goldsmith v. Smith (C.Ct) 21 Fed. 614.