demise
de·mise 1 /di-'mīz/ vt de·mised, de·mis·ing: to convey (possession of property) by will or lease
the demised premises
demise 2 n [Anglo-French, from feminine past participle of demettre to convey by lease, from Old French, to put down, give up, renounce, from Latin demittere to let fall and dimittere to release]
1: the conveyance of property by will or lease: lease
2: the transmission of property by testate or intestate succession
3: charter of a boat in which the owner surrenders completely the possession, command, and navigation of the boat – called also bareboat charter;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

demise
I (conveyance) noun abalienation, alienation, bequeathal, cession, conferment, conferral, conveyancing, deeding, deliverance, delivery, testamentary disposition, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal II (death) noun annihilation, cessation of life, decease, departure, end of life, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, loss of life, mortality, necrosis, passing away III verb award, bequeath, bestow by will, confer by will, convey, deliver over, devise, devolve upon, endow, give by will, grant by will, hand down, leave, leave a legacy, leave by will, make a bequest, make a legacy, make testamentary disposition, pass by will, pass down, transfer by will, transfer ownership, transmit, will associated concepts: demise and grant, demise for a term of years, demise for life, demised premises IV index abalienate, alienate (transfer title), alienation (transfer of title), assignment (transfer of ownership), attorn, bequeath, bequest, contribute (supply), convey (transfer), conveyance, death, decease, descend, devolution, die, dissolution (termination), end (termination), extremity (death), grant (transfer formally), lease, leave (give), let (lease), rent, sublease, transfer

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


demise
v.
To lease property; to convey property for life or for years; to bequeath.
n.
A lease or conveyance of property for a period of years or for life.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


demise
a lease.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


demise
Transfer of real estate by a lease or will. Traditionally, the transfer was limited to a term of years but the expression has come to refer to outright gifts as well.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Selling a House
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


demise
n. The conveyance of an interest in real property for a specified time period by will or lease; the death of a person or cessation of a corporate entity.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


demise
Death. A conveyance of property, usually of an interest in land. Originally meant a posthumous grant but has come to be applied commonly to a conveyance that is made for a definitive term, such as an estate for a term of years. A lease is a common example, and demise is sometimes used synonymously with "lease" or "let."

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


demise
Death. A conveyance of property, usually of an interest in land. Originally meant a posthumous grant but has come to be applied commonly to a conveyance that is made for a definitive term, such as an estate for a term of years. A lease is a common example, and demise is sometimes used synonymously with "lease" or "let."

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

demise
   1) v. an old-fashioned expression meaning to lease or transfer (convey) real property for years or life, but not beyond that.
   2) n. the deed that conveys real property only for years or life.
   3) n. death.
   4) n. failure.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Demise — De*mise , n. [F. d[ e]mettre, p. p. d[ e]mis, d[ e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d[ e] (L. de or dis ) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Dismiss}, {Demit}.] 1. Transmission by formal act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demise — De*mise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Demising}.] 1. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath. Power to demise my lands. Swift. [1913 Webster] What honor Canst thou demise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demise — mid 15c., from M.Fr. demise, fem. pp. of démettre dismiss, put away, from des away (from L. dis ) + M.Fr. mettre put, from L. mittere let go, send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Originally transfer of estate by will, meaning extended 1754 to death …   Etymology dictionary

  • demise — [dē mīz′, dimīz′] n. [Fr démise, fem. pp. of OFr démettre, to dismiss, put away < L demittere: see DEMIT] 1. Law a transfer of an estate by lease, esp. for a fixed period 2. the transfer of sovereignty by death or abdication 3. a ceasing to… …   English World dictionary

  • demise — *death, decease, passing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demise — [n] fate, usually death annihilation, collapse, curtains, decease, departure, dissolution, downfall, dying, end, ending, expiration, extinction, failure, fall, final thrill*, last out*, last roundup*, lights out*, number’s up*, passing, quietus,… …   New thesaurus

  • demise — ► NOUN 1) a person s death. 2) the end or failure of something. ORIGIN Old French, from Latin dimittere send away …   English terms dictionary

  • Demise — For other uses, see Demise (disambiguation). Demise, in its original meaning, is an Anglo Norman legal term (from French démettre, from Latin dimittere, to send away) for a transfer of an estate, especially by lease. The word has an operative… …   Wikipedia

  • demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • demise — I v. To convey or create an estate for years or life. To lease; to bequeath or transmit by succession or inheritance II n. A conveyance of an estate to another for life, for years, or at will (most commonly for years); a lease. Originally a… …   Black's law dictionary

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