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

Example Sentences

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, 27 Feb. 2018

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demission was in the 15th century

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“Demission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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