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"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)

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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.
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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)
Translations of “demise”
in Chinese (Simplified) 死亡,逝世, 倒闭, 败落…
in Turkish batma, çökme, bitiş…
in Russian кончина, крах…
in Chinese (Traditional) 死亡,逝世, 倒閉, 敗落…
in Polish upadek, koniec…
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“demise” in Business English

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