- 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.
Origin of demise
Related Words for demisingend, die, drop, stop, expire, go, close, succumb, perish, disintegrate, crumble, wither, cease, disappear, vanish, rot, quit, wilt, buckle, yield
Examples from the Web for demising
Historical Examples of demising
But this the world does not understand, therefore the kings of it must go on demising to the end of the chapter.The Works of William Cowper
- a transfer of an estate by lease
- the passing or transfer of an estate on the death of the owner
Word Origin for demise
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.