demit(redirected from demissions)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to demissions: dimensions
v. de·mit·ted, de·mit·ting, de·mits
1. To relinquish (an office or function).
2. Archaic To dismiss.
To give up an office or position; resign.
[Middle English dimitten, to release, from Old French demettre, from Latin dīmittere : dis-, away; see dis- + mittere, to send.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
vb, -mits, -mitting or -mitted
1. to resign (an office, position, etc)
2. (tr) to dismiss
[C16: from Latin dīmittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di-2 + mittere to send]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -mit•ted, -mit•ting. v.t.
1. to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
2. Archaic. to dismiss; fire.v.i.
3. to resign; abdicate.
[1520–30; < Middle French demettre, Old French demetre < Latin dēmittere to let fall, send down]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: demitted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.