Demise is defined as the act of dying or the end of something.(noun)
See demise in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr démise, fem. pp. of OFr démettre, to dismiss, put away < L demittere: see demit
See demise in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, transfer of property
Origin: , from Old French dimis
Origin: , past participle of demettre, to release; see demit.
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