Meaning of “demise” in the English Dictionary

"demise" in British English

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demisenoun [ S ]

uk /dɪˈmaɪz/ us /dɪˈmaɪz/ formal

(Definition of “demise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"demise" in American English

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demisenoun [ U ]

us /dɪˈmɑɪz/

the end of the operation or existence of something:

Huge corporate farms have led to the demise of many small, family-owned farms.

fml (of a person) Demise means death.

(Definition of “demise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"demise" in Business English

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demisenoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈmaɪz/ us PROPERTY, LAW

property that you rent or give to someone for a particular number of years, or a legal agreement in which you rent or give this property:

In a mortgage by demise, the lender becomes the owner of the mortgaged property until the loan is repaid.

demiseverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈmaɪz/ us PROPERTY, LAW

to rent or give property to someone for a particular number of years:

If an apartment is rented under a written lease, it is referred to in the lease as the "demised premises".

(Definition of “demise” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)