Definition of demise:
- The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
- The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also, the death of any illustrious person.
- To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
- To convey; to give.
- To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
- 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)
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- "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.