Demitting
Demit De*mit", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demitting}.] [L. demittere to send or bring down, to lower; de- + mittere to send. Cf. {Demise}.] 1. To let fall; to depress. [R.] [1913 Webster]

They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same [i. e., their train]. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. To lay down, as an office; to resign. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

General Conway demitted his office. --Hume. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Demit — De*mit , n. The act of demitting; also, a letter, certificate, or the like, certifying that a person has (honorably) demitted, as from a Masonic lodge. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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