death, dying, demise(verb)
the time when something ends
"it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
transfer by a lease or by a will
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.
end (less common, usually in a negative manner)
The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.
To convey, as by will or lease.
To transmit by inheritance.
To pass by inheritance.
Origin: From demissa, feminine singular of perfect passive participle of demitto, apparently via démise, the feminine singular past participle of démettre.
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
the decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person
the conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter
to transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath
to convey; to give
to convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē-mīz′, n. a transferring: death, esp. of a sovereign or a distinguished person: a transfer of the crown or of an estate to a successor.—v.t. to send down to a successor: to bequeath by will.—adj. Demī′sable. [O. Fr. demise, pa.p. of desmettre, to lay down—L. dimittĕre, to send away—L. dis, aside, and mittĕre, missum, to send.]
The numerical value of demise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of demise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nothing less than radical change will prevent the premature demise of the basin, let alone maximise economic recovery.
Many believed that Wuhayshi’s pedigree and trusted status made him the favorite to take over after Zawahiri’s demise.
You're here to tell the world that the reports of the demise of the U.S.-Israel relations are not only premature, they're wrong.
Legacy is what lives on after one's demise. You will surely die someday. But, the legacy you will succeed in leaving behind will outlive you. So, strive to leave positive legacies.
It could be the demise of the place, redcar was a lovely place. If you go on the Internet and look through old photographs, it was a lovely place. If you see any photographs now it's decimated.
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- предаване по наследство, смърт, прехвърлянеBulgarian
- kuolema, poismenoFinnish
- eug, bàs, caochladhScottish Gaelic
- մահ, վախճանArmenian
- śmierć, zgonPolish
- [[передача]] [[по]] [[наследство, кончина, гибель, смертьRussian
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