demission definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English dimissioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin dīmissiō, dīmissiōn-, dismissal, from dīmissus, past participle of dīmittere, to release; see demit.
Variant of demit
- to resign (a position or office)
- Archaic to dismiss
Origin: Classical Latin demittere, to send down, let fall ; from de-, down plush mittere, to send: see mission
- demission noun