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.

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

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.

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. Emeasoba George:

    The greatest legacy anyone can leave behind is to positively impact the lives of others. Yes, whenever you add value to other people's lives, you are unknowingly leaving footprints on the sands of time that live on, even after your demise.

  2. Stephen Innes:

    The U.S.-China trade spat has been at the center of the oil market demise, which has sent the global economy to the brink of recession and negatively impacted oil demand forecasts.

  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    Irrfan Khan's demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre. He will be remembered for his versatile performances across different mediums.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Every human is gifted. Yes! the issue is that many humans fail to discover and use their God-given gifts before their demise. ~Emeasoba George

  5. 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.

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