Definitions for demisedɪˈmaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. death, dying, demise(verb)

    the time when something ends

    "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

  2. demise(verb)

    transfer by a lease or by a will

Wiktionary

  1. demise(Noun)

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

  2. demise(Noun)

    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. demise(Noun)

    Death.

  4. demise(Noun)

    end (less common, usually in a negative manner)

    The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.

  5. demise(Verb)

    To give.

  6. demise(Verb)

    To convey, as by will or lease.

  7. demise(Verb)

    To transmit by inheritance.

  8. demise(Verb)

    To pass by inheritance.

  9. demise(Verb)

    To die.

  10. Origin: From demissa, feminine singular of perfect passive participle of demitto, apparently via démise, the feminine singular past participle of démettre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demise(noun)

    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. Demise(noun)

    the decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person

  3. Demise(noun)

    the conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter

  4. Demise(verb)

    to transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath

  5. Demise(verb)

    to convey; to give

  6. Demise(verb)

    to convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease

Freebase

  1. Demise

    Demise, in its original meaning, is an Anglo-Norman legal term for a transfer of an estate, especially by lease. The word has an operative effect in a lease implying a covenant "for quiet enjoyment". The phrase "demise of the Crown" is used in English law to signify the immediate transfer of the sovereignty, with all its attributes and prerogatives, to the successor without any interregnum in accordance with the maxim "the Crown never dies". At common law the death of the sovereign eo facto dissolved Parliament, but this was abolished by the Representation of the People Act 1867. Similarly the common law doctrine that all offices held under the Crown determined at its demise has been reversed by the Demise of the Crown Act 1901.


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