[ dih-mit ]
/ dɪˈmɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·mit·ted, de·mit·ting.

to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
Archaic. to dismiss; fire.

verb (used without object), de·mit·ted, de·mit·ting.

to resign.


Also dimit. (especially in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.



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Origin of demit

1520–30; <Middle French demettre,Old French demetre<Latin dēmittere to demit2 (but also with some senses of Latin dīmittere send away, dismiss, equivalent to dī-di-2 + mittere to send)

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[ dih-mit ]
/ dɪˈmɪt /

verb (used with object), de·mit·ted, de·mit·ting.

to put in or send to a lower place.
Obsolete. to lower in status, rank, or esteem; humble.

Origin of demit

1550–60; <Latin dēmittere to let fall, send down, equivalent to dē-de- + mittere to send
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British Dictionary definitions for demit

/ (dɪˈmɪt) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted Scot

to resign (an office, position, etc)
(tr) to dismiss

Word Origin for demit

C16: from Latin dīmittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di- ² + mittere to send
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