Demy De*my", n.; pl. {Demies}. [See {Demi-}.] 1. A printing and a writing paper of particular sizes. See under {Paper}. [1913 Webster]

2. A half fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. [Written also {demi}.] [1913 Webster]

He was elected into Magdalen College as a demy; a term by which that society denominates those elsewhere called ``scholars,'' young men who partake of the founder's benefaction, and succeed in their order to vacant fellowships. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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