[dih-mish-uh n]
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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. 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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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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