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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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.] They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same [i. e., their train]. --Sir T. Browne.
  2. To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties. [R.]
  3. To lay down, as an office; to resign. [Scot.] General Conway demitted his office. --Hume.
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