demission

[ dih-mish-uh n ]
/ dɪˈmɪʃ ən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. demirel,
  2. demirelief,
  3. demirep,
  4. demise,
  5. demisemiquaver,
  6. demist,
  7. demister,
  8. demit,
  9. demitasse,
  10. demiurge

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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Word Origin and History for demission

demission

n.

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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