"No, he didn't; he demised," says Kelly, emerging from obscurity into the light of conversation once more.
John B. Waldo, recently demised, was also a pupil of mine for about two years.
It was demised to her doubtless before her marriage, but it was not altered in relation to her after her marriage.
It's going to be a great shock to some of them one of these days to wake up and find out they're demised!
mid-15c., from Middle French demise, fem. past participle of démettre "dismiss, put away," from des- "away" (from Latin dis-) + Middle French mettre "put," from Latin mittere "let go, send" (see mission). Originally "transfer of estate by will," meaning extended 1754 to "death" because that's when this happens.