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[dih-mit] /dɪˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), demitted, demitting.
1.
to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
2.
Archaic. to dismiss; fire.
verb (used without object), demitted, demitting.
3.
to resign.
noun
4.
Also, dimit. (especially in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French demettre, Old French demetre < Latin dēmittere to demit2 (but also with some senses of Latin dīmittere send away, dismiss, equivalent to dī- di-2 + mittere to send)

demit2

[dih-mit] /dɪˈmɪt/
verb (used with object), demitted, demitting.
1.
to put in or send to a lower place.
2.
Obsolete. to lower in status, rank, or esteem; humble.
Origin
1550-60; < Latin dēmittere to let fall, send down, equivalent to dē- de- + mittere to send
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British Dictionary definitions for demitting

demit

/dɪˈmɪt/
verb (Scot) -mits, -mitting, -mitted
1.
to resign (an office, position, etc)
2.
(transitive) to dismiss
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dīmittere to send forth, discharge, renounce, from di-² + mittere to send
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Word Origin and History for demitting
demit
1610s (figurative), 1640s (literal), from L. demittere "to send down," from de- + mittere "to send" (see mission).
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