de·​mis·​sion | \ di-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce demission (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web The latter refused to accept the demission and barricaded himself in his office, then called for Thomas to be arrested. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Political Circus and Constitutional Crisis of Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of demission

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for demission

Middle English dimission relinquishment, conveyance, from Anglo-French dimissioun, from Latin demission-, demissio lowering, from demittere

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“Demission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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