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summary dismissal


Definitions of summary dismissal

in some jurisdictions (=the area in which a particular legal system operates), the dismissal (=the end of an action before a judgment has been delivered) of an action at the very beginning, usually because it is clear that there is absolutely no justification for the action.

In March 2004, the High Court ordered summary dismissal of the claims of direct negligence against the state.

the immediate ending of an employee's employment because of a serious incident (usually gross misconduct)

He said that all the incidents mentioned "taken together did not justify summary dismissal".