demitting

demit

1 [dih-mit]
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:
1520–30; < 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)

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demit

2 [dih-mit]
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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demit (dɪˈmɪt)
 
vb , -mits, -mitting, -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]

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demit
1610s (figurative), 1640s (literal), from L. demittere "to send down," from de- + mittere "to send" (see mission).
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