Origin of demission
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There is, however, one case of demission for which a special law has been enacted.The Principles of Masonic Law
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On the morrow morning, Roland, so long steeped to the lips in disgust and chagrin, sends in his demission.
- rare relinquishment of or abdication from an office, responsibility, etc
C16: from Anglo-French dimissioun, from Latin dīmissiō a dismissing; see dismiss
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Word Origin and History for demission
1570s, from French démission, from Latin demissionem "a sending away," noun of action from past participle stem of demittere (see demit).
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