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Definition: Demise

What is the dictionary definition of Demise?

Dictionary Definition

  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.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Demise. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 22, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Demise. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 22, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Demise. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Demise are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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