- to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
- Archaic. to dismiss; fire.
- to resign.
- Also dimit. (especially in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.
Origin of demit1
- to put in or send to a lower place.
- Obsolete. to lower in status, rank, or esteem; humble.
Origin of demit2
1550–60; < Latin dēmittere to let fall, send down, equivalent to dē- de- + mittere to send
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Examples from the Web for demitted
Whereupon he demitted his charge, and came to dwell with his son at Liberton.
It makes fresh use of its demitted envelope, and turns it into a bark.The Insect
Malignants being again brought into places of power and trust, he demitted his office.
- to resign (an office, position, etc)
- (tr) to dismiss
C16: from Latin dīmittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di- ² + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for demitted
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