• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Demission Resignation of an office.
    • Demission The act of demitting, or the state of being demitted; a letting down; a lowering; dejection. "Demission of mind.""Demission of sovereign authority."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demission A lowering; degradation; depression.
    • n demission A laying or letting down; relinquishment; resignation; transference.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Demission de-mish′un a lowering: degradation: depression: relinquishment: resignation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. demissio, fr. demittere,. See Demit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. demission-em. See Demise.


In literature:

There is, however, one case of demission for which a special law has been enacted.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
Soon after, he signed his demission in form.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
In view of this I will submit to a demission as the commander-in-chief of the Jastrzeb armed forces, land as well as naval.
"Whirlpools" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
En cas de deces ou de demission d'un juge ou d'un juge suppleant, il est pourvu a son remplacement selon le mode fixe pour sa nomination.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In poetry:

Her soul from earth to Heaven lies,
Like the ladder of the vision,
Whereon go
To and fro,
In ascension and demission,
Star-flecked feet of Paradise.
"Scala Jacobi Portaque Eburnea" by Francis Thompson