demit


demit
demit1
/di mit"/, v., demitted, demitting, n.
v.t.
1. to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish.
2. Archaic. to dismiss; fire.
v.i.
3. to resign.
n.
4. Also, dimit. (esp. in Freemasonry) a written certification of honorable withdrawal or resignation, as from membership.
[1520-30; < MF demettre, OF demetre < L demittere to DEMIT2 (but also with some senses of L dimittere send away, dismiss, equiv. to di- DI-2 + mittere to send)]
demit2
/di mit"/, v.t., demitted, demitting.
1. to put in or send to a lower place.
2. Obs. to lower in status, rank, or esteem; humble.
[1550-60; < L demittere to let fall, send down, equiv. to de- DE- + mittere to send]

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