What does demise mean?

Definitions for demise
dɪˈmaɪzdemise

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word demise.

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. demise(Noun)

    Death.

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

  4. demise(Noun)

    end (less common, usually in a negative manner)

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

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

  5. demise(Verb)

    To give.

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

  6. demise(Verb)

    To convey, as by will or lease.

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

  7. demise(Verb)

    To transmit by inheritance.

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

  8. demise(Verb)

    To pass by inheritance.

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

  9. demise(Verb)

    To die.

    Etymology: 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.

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:

    You will surely or eventually be remembered for any of these after your demise. You will surely or eventually be remembered either for love or hatred, peace or conflict, encouragement or discouragement, stinginess or generosity, kindness or cruelty. Now, it's up to you to decide any of the above instances which you will like to be remembered for after your demise. Anyway, as for me I will surely and eventually be remembered and celebrated globally as a great man, writer, motivator and inspirer who shared all his God-given words of wisdom, insights, motivations and inspirations with the world. Yes of course, even the posterity ahead will surely and eventually remember me and celebrate me too as a great man, writer, motivator and inspirer.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    The most burning questions are. What have you done for others? And what will the posterity ahead remember or celebrate you for after your demise? Are you living for others or are you actually living for your own self? Anyway, you should be living for others rather than living for your own self. However, I guess that is worth thinking about individually. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Randa Jarrar:

    PSA: either you are against these pieces of s--- and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.

  4. El Chapo:

    Despite El Chapo apparent demise and El Chapo extradition to Famous US extradition casesThailand -- and I do consider El Chapo apparent demise a final demise -- and the inability of El Chapo children to take over the organization, Sinaloa has kept a degree of coherence because of El Chapo apparent demise business model.

  5. Joe McConnell:

    To find evidence that a volcano on the other side of the Earth erupted and effectively contributed to the demise of the Romans and the( ancient) Egyptians and the rise of Roman Empire is fascinating, people have been speculating about this for many years, so it's exciting to be able to provide some answers.

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