- to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
- Archaic. to dismiss; fire.
- to resign.
- Also dimit. (especially in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.
Origin of demit1
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Might as well bid you good-by, and give you a dimit from all the clubs and lodges, until six months after the wedding.Double Trouble
- to resign (an office, position, etc)
- (tr) to dismiss
C16: from Latin dīmittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di- ² + mittere to send
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