What does demise mean?

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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. Tina Wilson:

    He was told from several employees that on two rides prior to that, that he was too heavy. So why was he allowed on that ride? And what's so upsetting is that while he's suspended in the air on this ride, he felt unsafe and left several messages or a message, of possibly his imminent demise and ‘tell my mom and dad I love them,’ and stuff like that.

  2. Swami Sivanada:

    If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.

  3. Ahmed Awad:

    We need the U.S. government to continue to lend its political and logistical support to the legitimate government and the Arab coalition, this will, in turn, help reinstating the government institutions, which will curb AQAP operations and lead to its demise. The conflict, according to the U.N., has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people, displaced millions and gutted the infrastructure of the country, already considered the poorest in the Middle East before the war began. Over the past few months, Yemen has been devastated not only by bombs and bullets, but has experienced a severe return of the once almost extinct – and under normal circumstances highly treatable – cholera. American involvement in the fight is increasing. Although the U.S. was forced to shutter Yemen Embassy in Washington D.C. in Yemen in 2015 and pull out special operations forces pursuing AQAP operatives as the conflict spiraled, the American military isincreasinglyembroiled in the embattled nation. U.S. troops have returned in small numbers, and the Trump administration has vastly accelerated the number of operations in the region in recent months. America’s engagement inside Yemen and its backing of The Saudi-led coalition, which supports Mubarak and the rest of the internationally-recognized government, is steeped in controversy. Government forces, Houthi rebels and Al-Qaeda factions control different parts of war-torn Yemen Much of the international media and human rights bodies have accused the U.S. of propping up a bloody Saudi-initiated war, a criticism Mubarak sharply denies. Some of the criticism may reflect a misunderstanding of the history and nature of the conflict. While many have framed the war as a Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict, Mubarak insists the two groups of Muslims, Shia and Sunni, have co-existed in Yemen for a very long time. ISIS, SQUEEZED OUT OF IRAQ AND SYRIA, NOW' REGROUPING' IN LIBYA, ANALYSTS SAY AL QAEDA IN AFGHANISTAN : HOW TERROR GROUP SURVIVES, THRIVES YEMENI REBELS SAY TARGETED UAE SHIP OF The Saudi-led coalition.

  4. Chris Jayson:

    If the delay caused this failure and led to her demise, we will take appropriate action.

  5. The Syrian President:

    So the failure of Erdogan in Syria, the failure of his terrorist groups, means his political demise. So he wants to do anything in order to put obstacles in front of any success.

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