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Topic: DEATH

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: Old French demis 'sent away'

demise

noun
     
de‧mise [uncountable]
1 formal the end of something that used to exist
demise of
the imminent demise (=happening soon) of the local newspaper
2MX formal or law death:
the mystery surrounding Elena's untimely demise (=when death happens sooner than is normal or expected)
demise verb [intransitive]
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