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demitted


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Demit  \De*mit"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Demitted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Demitting}.]  [L.  demittere  to  send  or  bring  down  to  lower; 
  de-  +  mittere  to  send  Cf  {Demise}.] 
  1.  To  let  fall;  to  depress.  [R.] 
 
  They  [peacocks]  demit  and  let  fall  the  same  [i.  e., 
  their  train].  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  2.  To  yield  or  submit;  to  humble;  to  lower;  as  to  demit 
  one's  self  to  humble  duties.  [R.] 
 
  3.  To  lay  down  as  an  office;  to  resign.  [Scot.] 
 
  General  Conway  demitted  his  office.  --Hume.