Demit

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demit The act of demitting; also, a letter, certificate, or the like, certifying that a person has (honorably) demitted, as from a Masonic lodge.
    • v. i Demit To lay down or relinquish an office, membership, authority, or the like; to resign, as from a Masonic lodge; -- generally used with an implication that the act is voluntary.
    • Demit To lay down, as an office; to resign. "General Conway demitted his office."
    • Demit To let fall; to depress. "They [peacocks demit and let fall the same [i. e., their train]."
    • Demit To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • demit To lower; cause to droop or hang down; depress.
    • demit To submit; humble.
    • demit To let go; dismiss.
    • demit To lay down formally, as an office; resign; relinquish; transfer.
    • n demit An act of demission or transfer of membership, as from one masonic lodge to another; also, the letter which officially certifies to such a transfer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Demit de-mit′ to dismiss: to relinquish: to resign.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. démettre, to remove, se démettre, to resign; dé-,L. dis-,) + mettre, to put, fr. L. mittere, to send. Cf. Dismiss
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Demise.

Usage

In literature:

It was on Tuesday that Roland demitted.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
Poor Dohna demits at once; and, I could conjecture, vanishes that very night; glad to be out of such a thing.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--Friedrich Like to be Overwhelmed in The Seven-Years War--1759-1760" by Thomas Carlyle
The right to demit or resign never has, until within a few years, been denied.
"The Principles of Masonic Law" by Albert G. Mackey
On the 2d of October Mr. McPherson arrived from Canada, and I forthwith demitted the charge.
"Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory" by John M'lean
MIT: admit' (-ance); commit' (-ee, -ment); demit'; emit'; intermit' (-ent); manumit' (Lat.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Yas suh, dey had to have a demit to go any place outside work hours.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The last will and testament of a demitting correspondent.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was on Tuesday that Roland demitted.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
They called Ceres, her whom the Greeks named Deo and Demiter.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The avenger of blood may not demit his duty until some member of the other tribe has been killed.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
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In news:

Ty Stone, Matt Demits, Doop Duprie /Alt Country.
Jerry Isaac, president of Tanana Chiefs Conference, lost his wife, Arlene Mary Demit, Nov 9, 2006.
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