demitting

v. resign, abdicate

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  • Demitting — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Demission — De*mis sion, n. [L. demissio, fr. demittere. See {Demit}.] 1. The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection. Demission of mind. Hammond. [1913 Webster] Demission of sovereign authority. L Estrange.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 , 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

  • Demitted — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demit — verb (demitted; demitting) Etymology: Middle English dimitten, from Anglo French demettre Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic dismiss 2. resign 2 intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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