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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:verb tr.: To dismiss from service, especially with disgrace.
noun: An employee who handles payments and receipts in a store, bank, or business.
ETYMOLOGY:For verb: From Dutch kasseren, from Middle French casser (to break, to discharge), from Latin quassare (to quash), frequentative of quatere (to shake).
For noun: From Dutch kassier or French caissier, both from French caisse (cashbox), from Latin capsa (case).
USAGE:"Iraq is thick with bitter men. Some 400,000 were cashiered from the army."
Mideast Carnage Tests Our Resolve; Toronto Star (Canada); Aug 20, 2003.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own -- a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)
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