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Demise

Death. A conveyance of property, usually of an interest in land. Originally meant a posthumous grant but has come to be applied commonly to a conveyance that is made for a definitive term, such as an estate for a term of years. A lease is a common example, and demise is sometimes used synonymously with "lease" or "let."

demise

1) v. an old-fashioned expression meaning to lease or transfer (convey) real property for years or life, but not beyond that. 2) n. the deed that conveys real property only for years or life. 3) n. death. 4) n. failure.

demise

(Conveyance), noun abalienation, alienation, bequeathal, cession, conferment, conferral, conveyancing, deeding, deliverance, delivery, testamentary disposition, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal

demise

(Death), noun annihilation, cessation of life, decease, departure, end of life, expiration, extinction, loss of life, mortality, necrosis, passing away

demise

verb award, bequeath, bestow by will, confer by will, convey, deliver over, devise, devolve upon, endow, give by will, grant by will, hand down, leave, leave a legacy, leave by will, make a bequest, make a legacy, make testamentary disposition, pass by will, pass down, transfer by will, transfer ownership, transmit, will
Associated concepts: demise and grant, demise for a term of years, demise for life, demised premises
See also: abalienate, alienate, alienation, assignment, attorn, bequeath, bequest, contribute, convey, conveyance, death, decease, descend, devolution, die, dissolution, end, extremity, give, grant, lease, leave, let, rent, sublease, supply, termination, transfer

demise

see LEASE.

DEMISE, contracts. In its most extended signification, it is a conveyance either in fee, for life, or for years. In its more technical meaning, it is a lease or conveyance for a term of years. Vide Cow. L. & T. Index, h.t.; Ad. Eject. Index, h.t.; 2 Hill. Ab. 130; Com. Dig. h.t., and the heads there referred to. According to Chief Justice Gibson, the term demise strictly denotes a posthumous grant, and no more. 5 1 Whart. R. 278. See 4 Bing. N. C. 678; S. C. 33 Eng. C. L. R. 492; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1774, et seq.

DEMISE, persons. A term nearly synonymous with death. It is usually applied in England to the death of the king or queen.

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