demission

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From French démission, from Latin dēmissiō, from dēmittō.

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demission (plural demissions)

  1. (archaic) Resignation; abdication.
    • 1820, Sir Walter Scott, The Abbot
      And that this demission of our royal authority may have the more full and solemn effect, and none pretend ignorance, we give [our cousins authority] ... in our name and behalf, publicly, and in their presence, to renounce the Crown, guidance, and government of this our kingdom of Scotland.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 226:
      She had just slipped her demission, with a footnote on the young lady's conduct, under the door of Madame.

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