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Definition of CASHIERING

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Cashier \Cash*ier"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cashiered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cashiering}.] [Earlier cash, fr. F. casser to break, annul, cashier, fr. L. cassare, equiv. to cassum reddere, to annul; cf. G. cassiren. Cf. {Quash} to annul, {Cass}.]
     1. To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust. [1913 Webster]

              They have cashiered several of their followers.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

              He had insolence to cashier the captain of the lord lieutenant's own body guard.          --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To put away or reject; to disregard. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

              Connections formed for interest, and endeared [1913 Webster]

              By selfish views, [are] censured and cashiered.
                                                    --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

              They absolutely cashier the literal express sense of the words.                            --Sowth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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