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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De*mit" (?), v. i. [F. démettre to remove, se démettre to resign; dé- (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.

 

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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.

 

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