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demission

[ dih-mish-uhn ]
/ dɪˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun
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Origin of demission

1400–50; late Middle English <Anglo-French <Latin dīmissiōn- (stem of dīmissiō), equivalent to dīmiss(us) (see dismiss) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for demission

demission
/ (dɪˈmɪʃən) /

noun
rare relinquishment of or abdication from an office, responsibility, etc

Word Origin for demission

C16: from Anglo-French dimissioun, from Latin dīmissiō a dismissing; see dismiss
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