Relinquishment of an office or function.
Origin of demissionMiddle English dimissioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin dīmissiō, dīmissiōn-, dismissal, from dīmissus, past participle of dīmittere, to release; see demit.
Variant of demit
transitive verbdemitted, demitting
- to resign (a position or office)
- Archaic to dismiss
Origin of demitClassical Latin demittere, to send down, let fall ; from de-, down + mittere, to send: see mission