- 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.
Words nearby demise
Origin of demise
OTHER WORDS FROM demisede·mis·a·bil·i·ty, nounde·mis·a·ble, adjectivenon·de·mise, nounun·de·mised, adjective
Examples from the Web for demised
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
John B. Waldo, recently demised, was also a pupil of mine for about two years.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs|Orange Jacobs
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
British Dictionary definitions for demised
- a transfer of an estate by lease
- the passing or transfer of an estate on the death of the owner