- a death or decease occasioning the transfer of an estate.
- a conveyance or transfer of an estate.
verb (used with object), de·mised, de·mis·ing.
verb (used without object), de·mised, de·mis·ing.
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Origin of demise
OTHER WORDS FROM demisede·mis·a·bil·i·ty, nounde·mis·a·ble, adjectivenon·de·mise, nounun·de·mised, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for demise
Yuri Gagarin and his fellow cosmonauts were devastated by their colleague’s sudden demise, the Soviet’s first cosmonaut fatality.
Robert Schofield, a biophysicist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, isn’t convinced by the battle data, and wonders whether the armorless ants had other differences that may have led to their demise.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin|Christie Wilcox|November 24, 2020|Science News
I was using another model until its recent, untimely demise.Gift Guide: 7 perfect gifts for podcasters and streamers|Brian Heater|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
It turns out that predictions about the demise of the office are likely overstated.No, offices aren’t going away—but they won’t be the same|Jeff|October 27, 2020|Fortune
The demise of third-party cookies promises to accelerate the decline of third-party data, and brands will require more direct data solutions to ensure return on investment and maximize the impact of their advertising spend.Why advertisers are leaning into digital publishing strategies|Piano|October 8, 2020|Digiday
Now arose a difficulty—whether the property of the late King demised to the King or to the Crown.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
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!Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
It was demised to her doubtless before her marriage, but it was not altered in relation to her after her marriage.Shakespeare's Family|Mrs. C. C. Stopes
"No, he didn't; he demised," says Kelly, emerging from obscurity into the light of conversation once more.Rossmoyne|Unknown
The Captain claimed he was as good as a buzzard at locating the newly demised.The Killer|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for demise
- a transfer of an estate by lease
- the passing or transfer of an estate on the death of the owner