Demise

Definition of Demise

De`mise´
n.1.Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
2.The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in 1737, they [drawing- rooms] were held but twice a week.
- P. Cunningham.
3.(Law) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
Demise and redemise
a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.
v. t.1.To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
[imp. & p. p. Demised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Demising.]
What honor
Canst thou demise to any child of mine?
- Shak.
2.To convey; to give.
3.(Law) To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.

Related Words

abalienation, alienation, amortization, amortizement, annihilation, assignation, assignment, bane, bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, biological death, cash in, cessation of life, cession, clinical death, conferment, conferral, consignation, consignment, conveyance, conveyancing, crossing the bar, curtains, death, death knell, debt of nature, decease, deeding, deliverance, delivery, depart, departure, die, disposal, disposition, dissolution, doom, drop, dying, ebb of life, end, end of life, ending, enfeoffment, eternal rest, exchange, exit, expiration, expire, extinction, extinguishment, final summons, finger of death, giving, go, going, going off, grave, hand of death, jaws of death, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, lease and release, leaving life, loss of life, making an end, parting, pass, pass away, passing, passing away, passing over, perishing, quietus, release, rest, reward, sale, sentence of death, settlement, settling, shades of death, shadow of death, silence, sleep, somatic death, succumb, summons of death, surrender, trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, vesting
Word:

Browse

Demideify
Demidevil
Demigod
Demigoddess
Demigorge
Demigrate
Demigration
Demigroat
Demijohn
Demilance
Demilancer
Demilune
Demiman
Demimonde
Deminatured
Demiquaver
Demirelief
Demirep
Demisability
Demisable
-Demise-
Demise and redemise
Demisemiquaver
Demiss
Demission
Demissionary
Demissive
Demissly
Demisuit
Demit
Demitint
Demitone
Demiurge
Demiurgic
Demivill
Demivolt
Demiwolf
Demobilization
Demobilize
Demochelys
Democracy
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2009 Interapple, Inc. Cover