I verb abdicate, give up, go into retirement, hand in one's resignation, lay down one's office, leave, make way for, quit, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire, retire from office, stand aside, stand down, tender one's resignation, vacate office, vacate one's seat, withdraw II index abandon (relinquish), defect, discontinue (abandon), forfeit, relinquish, renounce, resign, retire (conclude a career)

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  • démit — démit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Demit — 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.] [1913 Webster] They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demit — De*mit , v. i. [F. d[ e]mettre to remove, se d[ e]mettre to resign; d[ e] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demit — 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demit — 1610s (figurative), 1640s (literal), from L. demittere to send down, from DE (Cf. de ) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demit — [dē mit′, dimit′] vt. demitted, demitting [L demittere, to send down, let fall < de , down + mittere, to send: see MISSION] 1. to resign (a position or office) 2. Archaic to dismiss vi. to resign demission [dēmish′ən] n …   English World dictionary

  • demit — verb (demitted; demitting) Etymology: Middle English dimitten, from Anglo French demettre Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic dismiss 2. resign 2 intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 …   Universalium

  • demit — verb To let fall; to depress; to yield. See Also: demise, demission …   Wiktionary

  • demit — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To relinquish one s engagement in or occupation with: leave1, quit, resign, terminate. See CONTINUE. 2. To give up a possession, claim, or right: abandon, abdicate, cede, forswear, hand over, quitclaim, relinquish,… …   English dictionary for students

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