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DEMISE, n. S as z. [L. Literally, a laying down, or sending from; a removing.]

1. In England, a laying down or removal, applied to the crown or royal authority. The demise of the crown, is a transfer of the crown, royal authority or kingdom to a successor. Thus when Edward fourth was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Hence the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event, the crown is transferred to a successor.

2. A conveyance or transfer of an estate, by lease or will.

Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

DEMISE, v.t. S as z.

1. To transfer or convey; to lease.

2. To bequeath; to grant by will.



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DEMISE, n. S as z. [L. Literally, a laying down, or sending from; a removing.]

1. In England, a laying down or removal, applied to the crown or royal authority. The demise of the crown, is a transfer of the crown, royal authority or kingdom to a successor. Thus when Edward fourth was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Hence the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event, the crown is transferred to a successor.

2. A conveyance or transfer of an estate, by lease or will.

Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

DEMISE, v.t. S as z.

1. To transfer or convey; to lease.

2. To bequeath; to grant by will.

DE-MISE', n. [s as z; Fr. demis, demise, from demettre, L. demitto, demissio, de and mitto, Fr. mettre. Literally, a laying down, or sending from; a removing.]

  1. In England, a laying down or removal, applied to the crown or royal authority. The demise of the crown, is a transfer of the crown, royal authority or kingdom to a successor. Thus when Edward Fourth was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Hence the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated as demise, as by that event, the crown is transferred to a successor. Blackstone.
  2. A conveyance or transfer of an estate, by lease or will. Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it. – Encyc.

DE-MISE', v.t. [s as z.]

  1. To transfer or convey; to lease.
  2. To bequeath; to grant by will. – Swift.

De*mise"
  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. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance] to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.

    "Power to demise my lands." Swift.

    What honor
    Canst thou demise to any child of mine?
    Shak.

  3. 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.

  4. To convey; to give.

    [R.]

    His soul is at his conception demised to him. Hammond.

  5. The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.

    Bouvier.

    * The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown, royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event the crown is transferred to a successor. Blackstone.

    Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

    Syn. -- Death; decease; departure. See Death.

  6. To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
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Demise

DEMISE, noun S as z. [Latin Literally, a laying down, or sending from; a removing.]

1. In England, a laying down or removal, applied to the crown or royal authority. The demise of the crown, is a transfer of the crown, royal authority or kingdom to a successor. Thus when Edward fourth was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise Hence the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise as by that event, the crown is transferred to a successor.

2. A conveyance or transfer of an estate, by lease or will.

DEMISE and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

DEMISE, verb transitive S as z.

1. To transfer or convey; to lease.

2. To bequeath; to grant by will.

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