Demise and redemise
Demise De*mise", n. [F. d['e]mettre, p. p. d['e]mis, d['e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d['e]- (L. de or dis-) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Dismiss}, {Demit}.] 1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor. [1913 Webster]

2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person. [1913 Webster]

After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in 1737, they [drawing- rooms] were held but twice a week. --P. Cunningham. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

Note: The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown, royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as by that event the crown is transferred to a successor. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

{Demise and redemise}, a conveyance where there are mutual leases made from one to another of the same land, or something out of it.

Syn: Death; decease; departure. See {Death}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • demise and redemise — ˈrēdə̇ˌmīz noun : a conveyance by mutual leases made from one to another of the same land or of some profit or burden arising from the land …   Useful english dictionary

  • Redemise — Re de*mise , n. (Law) The transfer of an estate back to the person who demised it; reconveyance; as, the demise and redemise of an estate. See under {Demise}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demise — De*mise , n. [F. d[ e]mettre, p. p. d[ e]mis, d[ e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d[ e] (L. de or dis ) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Dismiss}, {Demit}.] 1. Transmission by formal act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • redemise — See demise and redemise …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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