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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.
Noun1.demise - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
Synonyms: dying, death

DEMISE, contracts. In its most extended signification, it is a conveyance either in fee, for life, or for years. In its more technical meaning, it is a lease or conveyance for a term of years. Vide Cow. L. & T. Index, h.t.; Ad. Eject. Index, h.t.; 2 Hill. Ab. 130; Com. Dig. h.t., and the heads there referred to. According to Chief Justice Gibson, the term demise strictly denotes a posthumous grant, and no more. 5 1 Whart. R. 278. See 4 Bing. N. C. 678; S. C. 33 Eng. C. L. R. 492; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1774, et seq.

DEMISE, persons. A term nearly synonymous with death. It is usually applied in England to the death of the king or queen.

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