Definitions of demise

  1. the time when something ends; " it was the death of all his plans"; " a dying of old hopes"
  2. Death.
  3. 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.
  4. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
  5. The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
  6. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
  7. To convey; to give.
  8. To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
  9. Death, especially of a royal personage; the conveyance or transfer of an estate by will or lease.
  10. To give or grant by will.
  11. To bequeath property by will.
  12. Laying down- hence, a transferring: the death of a sovereign or a distinguished person: a transfer of the crown or of an estate to a successor.
  13. To send down to a successor: to bequeath by will.
  14. To be queath by will.
  15. To bequeth; pass by bequest; give; convey; lease.
  16. Death, as of a sovereign; a transfer of property.
  17. A decease, especially of a royal or distinguished person; a conveyance or transfer of an estate by lease or will.
  18. To transfer or convey; to lease; to bequenth. Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land.
  19. Death; decease, formerly applied to a sovereign only; the conveyance of an estate by lease or will.
  20. To bequeath; to grant by will; to convey or lease.

Usage examples for demise

  1. There was a gradual consolidation of the land into fewer hands and demise of the small family farm. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Your demise would grieve so many it is really selfish of you not to take better care of yourself. – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed
  3. Crossing from Ostend to Dover, I encountered a well- known Scottish peer of whose demise I had read in an English paper two days before. – A New Medley of Memories by David Hunter-Blair
  4. The former was dead, but an examination showed that he had received no wound that would account for his demise – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  5. He would consider, as a concession to Brisset, that a man who, as a matter of fact, was perfectly well was dead, and recognize with Cameristus that a man might be living on after his apparent demise – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  6. There is no better aid to life than a certain knowledge that our demise would confer a benefit on some fellow- creature. – The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac
  7. A few days after the demise of our friend we embarked, and set sail for Jala- Jala. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  8. Her father at one time actually attempted to leave a large farm to the government in trust for the people; but fortunately he found that it was impossible; no such demise was known to the English law or practicable by it. –  by
  9. " What grudge do you bear Mrs. Milsom's eighth that you speak so cheerfully of its early demise – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  10. Health- Extinction of species- Natural demise – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  11. In all former affairs of the heart in which Mrs. Simpson had engaged since the demise of her husband, she had uniformly come off the conqueror; for she had never failed to obtain exactly as much flirtation as she required to keep her on good terms with herself, and on bad terms with all coquettish young ladies for five miles round, and never had granted any favour in return that she did not consider as a fair price for the distinction she received. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  12. Other countesses followed in due course, of whom one or two were engraved in the passage overhead; the last was a miniature in Lady Sarah's own room, her mother and my heroine's grandmother; a beautiful and wilful person, who had grievously offended by taking a second husband soon after her lord's demise in 1806. This second husband was himself a member of the Vanborough family a certain Colonel Stanham Vanborough, a descendant of the lady over the chimney- piece. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  13. I shall not only forfeit the good opinion of your noble father and mother, but lose all prospect of the living of Somerset, which Sir Robert was so gracious as to promise should be mine on the demise of the present incumbent. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  14. It may be that very soon some of our rich relatives will, at their demise will" us each one a house, so that we shall be permanently fixed. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  15. The tale about Mnasippus and his demise had reached him, but he had not heard it from an eye- witness, and suspected that it might have been invented to deceive him and throw him off his guard. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  16. Reverently asking to have an interview with Sir John Dunfern, how the death- like glare fell over the eyes of the disappointed as the footman informed her of his demise – Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros
  17. So vivid, indeed, are the remembrances of the friendship that existed between her and ours, in view of her sudden demise we find most pertinent the words of Montgomery: Friend after friend departs, Who hath not lost a friend? – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  18. Consumptive and exhausted with his excesses, Mahmud, whose virtue lay in his ardent love of reforms, died before his time, but this untimely demise at least spared him the knowledge of the Nezib disaster and the treason of his fleet, which passed into the hands of the viceroy. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  19. Anyhow, he became paralyzed and unable to speak, though up to the time of his actual demise he was able to indicate his wants by gestures. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  20. Young plants set in vacancies must compete with neighboring full- grown vines, and often in a bit of land so unfavorable that it may have been the cause of the demise of the original occupant. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick