demise

  • 1demise — de·mise 1 /di mīz/ vt de·mised, de·mis·ing: to convey (possession of property) by will or lease the demised premises demise 2 n [Anglo French, from feminine past participle of demettre to convey by lease, from Old French, to put down, give up,… …

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  • 2Demise — De*mise , n. [F. d[ e]mettre, p. p. d[ e]mis, d[ e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d[ e] (L. de or dis ) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Dismiss}, {Demit}.] 1. Transmission by formal act or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Demise — De*mise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demising}.] 1. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath. Power to demise my lands. Swift. [1913 Webster] What honor Canst thou demise… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4demise — mid 15c., from M.Fr. demise, fem. pp. of démettre dismiss, put away, from des away (from L. dis ) + M.Fr. mettre put, from L. mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Originally transfer of estate by will, meaning extended 1754 to death …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5demise — [dē mīz′, dimīz′] n. [Fr démise, fem. pp. of OFr démettre, to dismiss, put away < L demittere: see DEMIT] 1. Law a transfer of an estate by lease, esp. for a fixed period 2. the transfer of sovereignty by death or abdication 3. a ceasing to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6demise — *death, decease, passing …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7demise — [n] fate, usually death annihilation, collapse, curtains, decease, departure, dissolution, downfall, dying, end, ending, expiration, extinction, failure, fall, final thrill*, last out*, last roundup*, lights out*, number’s up*, passing, quietus,… …

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  • 8demise — ► NOUN 1) a person s death. 2) the end or failure of something. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin dimittere send away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9Demise — For other uses, see Demise (disambiguation). Demise, in its original meaning, is an Anglo Norman legal term (from French démettre, from Latin dimittere, to send away) for a transfer of an estate, especially by lease. The word has an operative… …

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  • 10demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12demise — ▪ I. demise de‧mise 1 [dɪˈmaɪz] noun [countable usually singular] LAW PROPERTY when a property owner rents property to someone, or the rented property itself: • Where the demise includes the whole of a building the airspace above the building may …

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  • 13demise — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sad, tragic, unfortunate ▪ rapid, sudden ▪ The war brought about the industry s sudden demise. ▪ early …

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  • 14demise — de|mise [dıˈmaız] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Anglo French; Origin: Old French demis sent away ] 1.) formal the end of something that used to exist demise of ▪ the imminent demise (=happening soon) of the local newspaper 2.) formal or law death …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15demise — [[t]dɪma͟ɪz[/t]] N SING: usu with poss The demise of something or someone is their end or death. [FORMAL] ...the demise of the reform movement... Smoking, rather than genetics, was the cause of his early demise …

    English dictionary

  • 16demise — noun (U) 1 formal the end of something that used to exist (+ of): the sad demise of the local newspaper 2 formal or law death demise verb (I) especially AmE: The sport has continued to demise over the years …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English