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demise

See also démise

English

Etymology

  • From Latin demissa, feminine singular past participle of demittere, apparently via French démise, feminine singular past participle of démettre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dɪˈmaɪz/

Noun

Singular
demise

Plural
-

demise (-)
  1. (law) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
  2. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
  3. Death.

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