Definition of demise :
1. The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
3. To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
4. To convey; to give.
5. To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
6. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
death (part of speech: noun)
end (part of speech: noun)
- It was held that the grantees could elect to take by bargain and sale or by demise, each of which had different consequences. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- " What grudge do you bear Mrs. Milsom's eighth that you speak so cheerfully of its early demise? - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
- A certain Theodore Judson, attorney of this town, calls himself heir- at- law to the Haygarth estates; but before he can establish his claim, this Theodore must produce evidence of the demise, without heirs, of one Peter Judson, eldest surviving grandson of Ruth Haygarth's eldest son, a scamp and ne'er- do- well- if living, supposed to be somewhere in India, where he went, as supercargo to a merchant vessel about, the year '41- who stands prior to Theodore Judson in the succession. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.