transitive verb-·mit′ted, -·mit′ting
- 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
verbde·mit·ted, de·mit·ting, de·mits
- To relinquish (an office or function).
- Archaic To dismiss.
To give up an office or position; resign.
Origin of demitMiddle English dimitten to release from Old French demettre from Latin dīmittere dis- away ; see dis- . mittere to send
(third-person singular simple present demits, present participle demitting, simple past and past participle demitted)
- To let fall; to depress; to yield.
OriginSee also: démit
From Latin dēmittō (“send or bring down, let fall”).