Definition of demise
- demise an estate
- the property has demised to the king's heirs
our much beloved, recently demised leader
She had no property at the time of her demise.
The musician met an untimely demise.
We have not had truly local news coverage since the town newspaper's demise three years ago.
Losing this game will mean the team's demise.
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: an end of life
: the end of something that is thought of as being like a death
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