demise

  • 1 demise — 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,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Demise — 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

  • 3 Demise — 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

  • 4 demise — 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

  • 5 demise — [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

  • 6 demise — *death, decease, passing …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 demise — [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,… …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Demise — 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… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 demise — 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

  • 11 demise — 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

  • 12 demise — ▪ 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 …

    Financial and business terms

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 demise — 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

  • 15 demise — [[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

  • 16 demise — 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

  • 17 demise — demisability, n. demisable, adj. /di muyz /, n., v., demised, demising. n. 1. death or decease. 2. termination of existence or operation: the demise of the empire. 3. Law. a. a death or decease occasioning the transfer of an estate. b. a… …

    Universalium

  • 18 demise — de|mise [ dı maız ] noun singular VERY FORMAL 1. ) the time when something stops existing: the demise of the typewriter in this computer age 2. ) the death of a person: the senator s untimely demise …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 demise —     But fears about the demise of the U.S. economy look exaggerated (Observer). They would just about have to. Demise does not mean decline, as is all too often thought. It means death. It applies to things that no longer exist at all …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 20 demise — noun 1) her tragic demise Syn: death, dying, passing, loss of life, end, quietus; formal decease; archaic expiry Ant: birth 2) the demise of the Ottoman empire Syn: end …

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