DEMISE

death, dying, demise

(noun) the time when something ends; “it was the death of all his plans”; “a dying of old hopes”

demise

(verb) transfer by a lease or by a will

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

demise (plural demises)

(legal) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.

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.

Death.

The end of something, in a negative sense; downfall.

Verb

demise (third-person singular simple present demises, present participle demising, simple past and past participle demised)

(transitive, obsolete, legal) To give.

(transitive, legal) To convey, as by will or lease.

(transitive, legal) To transmit by inheritance.

(intransitive, legal) To pass by inheritance.

(intransitive) To die.

Anagrams

• Medise, demies, medise

Source: Wiktionary


De*mise", n. Etym: [F. démettre, p. p. démis, démise, to put away, lay down; pref. dé- (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 conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.

2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person. After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in 1737, they [drawing-rooms] were held but twice a week. P. Cunningham.

3. (Law)

Definition: The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter. Bouvier.

Note: The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown, royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event the crown is transferred to a successor. Blackstone. Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

Syn.

– Death; decease; departure. See Death.

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. What honor Canst thou demise to any child of mine Shak.

2. To convey; to give. [R.] His soul is at his conception demised to him. Hammond.

3. (Law)

Definition: To convey, as an estate, be lease; to lease.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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