demission

noun
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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demission. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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