verb (demitted; demitting) Etymology: Middle English dimitten, from Anglo-French demettre Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic dismiss 2. resign 2 intransitive verb to withdraw from office or membership

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  • démit — démit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Demit — De*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demitting}.] [L. demittere to send or bring down, to lower; de + mittere to send. Cf. {Demise}.] 1. To let fall; to depress. [R.] [1913 Webster] They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demit — De*mit , v. i. [F. d[ e]mettre to remove, se d[ e]mettre to resign; d[ e] (L. dis ) + mettre to put, fr. L. mittere to send. Cf. {Dismiss}.] To lay down or relinquish an office, membership, authority, or the like; to resign, as from a Masonic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demit — De*mit , n. The act of demitting; also, a letter, certificate, or the like, certifying that a person has (honorably) demitted, as from a Masonic lodge. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demit — I verb abdicate, give up, go into retirement, hand in one s resignation, lay down one s office, leave, make way for, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, retire from office, stand aside, stand down, tender one s resignation, vacate office …   Law dictionary

  • demit — 1610s (figurative), 1640s (literal), from L. demittere to send down, from DE (Cf. de ) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demit — [dē mit′, dimit′] vt. demitted, demitting [L demittere, to send down, let fall < de , down + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to resign (a position or office) 2. Archaic to dismiss vi. to resign demission [dēmish′ən] n …   English World dictionary

  • demit — demit1 /di mit /, v., demitted, demitting, n. v.t. 1. to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish. 2. Archaic. to dismiss; fire. v.i. 3. to resign. n. 4. Also, dimit. (esp. in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or …   Universalium

  • demit — verb To let fall; to depress; to yield. See Also: demise, demission …   Wiktionary

  • demit — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To relinquish one s engagement in or occupation with: leave1, quit, resign, terminate. See CONTINUE. 2. To give up a possession, claim, or right: abandon, abdicate, cede, forswear, hand over, quitclaim, relinquish,… …   English dictionary for students

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