Demise - Origin of Word "demise"

Origin of Word "demise"

The English word "demise" comes from the Latin word "demissio" (see, e.g., ex demissione), which comes from Latin "demittere," which is a compound of de + mittere, meaning "to send from".

Through euphemism, "(a person's) demise" is often used as a stilted term for a person's death.

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