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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.

Synonyms:

curtain, death, live, rest, last, dying, expiry, destruction.

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