Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Demit'
Demit Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- 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.
- Demit \De*mit"\, v. i. [F. d['e]mettre to remove, se d['e]mettre
to resign; d['e]- (L. dis-) + mettre to put, fr. L. mittere
to send. Cf. Dismiss.]
To lay down or relinquish an office, membership, authority,
or the like; to resign, as from a Masonic lodge; -- generally
used with an implication that the act is voluntary.
- 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.]
- To let fall; to depress. [R.] They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same [i. e., their train]. --Sir T. Browne.
- To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties. [R.]
- To lay down, as an office; to resign. [Scot.] General Conway demitted his office. --Hume.
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If the present Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration were to demit office tomorrow, there is little that is positive for which it would be remembered. From inception it would appear that this crop of DLP leaders was looking for something to do that would create a legacy. The free bus rides for schoolchildren and the free summer camps did not generate the Read more on this news related to 'Demit'