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demit

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[ dih-mit ]
/ d瑟藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路mit路ted, de路mit路ting.
to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
Archaic. to dismiss; fire.
verb (used without object), de路mit路ted, de路mit路ting.
to resign.
noun
Also dimit. (especially in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.
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Origin of demit

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1520鈥30; <Middle French demettre,Old French demetre<Latin d膿mittere to demit2 (but also with some senses of Latin d墨mittere send away, dismiss, equivalent to d墨-di-2 + mittere to send)

Other definitions for demit (2 of 2)

demit2
[ dih-mit ]
/ d瑟藞m瑟t /

verb (used with object), de路mit路ted, de路mit路ting.
to put in or send to a lower place.
Obsolete. to lower in status, rank, or esteem; humble.

Origin of demit

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1550鈥60; <Latin d膿mittere to let fall, send down, equivalent to d膿-de- + mittere to send
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British Dictionary definitions for demit

demit
/ (d瑟藞m瑟t) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted Scot
to resign (an office, position, etc)
(tr) to dismiss

Word Origin for demit

C16: from Latin d墨mittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di- 虏 + mittere to send
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