What does Demise mean?

Definitions for Demise
dɪˈmaɪzdemise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. death, dying, demiseverb

    the time when something ends

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

  2. demiseverb

    transfer by a lease or by a will

Wiktionary

  1. demisenoun

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

  2. demisenoun

    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. demisenoun

    Death.

  4. demisenoun

    end (less common, usually in a negative manner)

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

  5. demiseverb

    To give.

  6. demiseverb

    To convey, as by will or lease.

  7. demiseverb

    To transmit by inheritance.

  8. demiseverb

    To pass by inheritance.

  9. demiseverb

    To die.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Demisenoun

    Death; decease. It is seldom used but in formal and ceremonious language.

    Etymology: from demetre, demis, demise, French.

    About a month before the demise of queen Anne, the author retired. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To DEMISEverb

    To grant at one’s death; to grant by will; to bequeath.

    Etymology: demis, demise, French.

    My executors shall not have power to demise my lands to be purchased. Jonathan Swift, Last Will.

Wikipedia

  1. Demise

    Demise is an Anglo-Norman legal term (from French démettre, from Latin dimittere, to send away) for the transfer of an estate, especially by lease. It 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 were terminated at its demise has been abolished by the Demise of the Crown Act 1901.

ChatGPT

  1. demise

    Demise generally refers to the end or termination of something or someone, often used to denote death or the cessation of existence or operation of something. It can also refer to the transfer of property or a title through a lease or will.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demisenoun

    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. Demisenoun

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

  3. Demisenoun

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

  4. Demiseverb

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

  5. Demiseverb

    to convey; to give

  6. Demiseverb

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demise

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Demise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Demise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Demise in a Sentence

  1. Darrell Miklos:

    I think he knew his demise was coming, so he gave me the information prior to his death and said, ‘Anything ever happens to me, you make sure you finish this,’.

  2. Kevin Kiley:

    The bill's demise is also a sign that we are about to fix our government, countless Californians came together, spoke out against it, and said enough is enough. That is exactly what is happening with the movement to remove Gavin Newsom as governor.

  3. William Frey.Read MoreTrump:

    This is a country where the suburbs are not anymore monolithic in any way, president Donald Trump wants to talk about the demise of the suburbs and President Donald Trump thinks about them as these White bastions. That is something from the 1950s. A lot of what President Donald Trump is saying is 30 or 40 years old.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Vladimir Putin kneels and Vladimir Putin says bigger and stronger and faster than Barney, and anyway, it was an instructive moment. Imagine that ? A president saying my dog is bigger than your dog. And really what it says is Vladimir's got a chip on Vladimir Putin shoulder because Vladimir Putin believes the demise of the Soviet was bad for the world.

  5. Lisa Kaltenegger:

    If planets can survive their star's demise, could life as well ? The James Webb Space Telescope, launching soon, could very well answer the question, if life could survive even on planets circling stellar corpses, that would make for an amazing future of our cosmos.

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