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 for Demise and redemise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demise \De*mise"\, n. [F. d['e]mettre, p. p. d['e]mis,
     d['e]mise, to put away, lay down; pref. d['e]- (L. de or
     dis-) + mettre to put, place, lay, fr. L. mittere to send.
     See Mission, and cf. Dismiss, Demit.]
     1. Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or
        successor; transference; especially, the transfer or
        transmission of the crown or royal authority to a
        successor.
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     2. The decease of a royal or princely person; hence, also,
        the death of any illustrious person.
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              After the demise of the Queen [of George II.], in
              1737, they [drawing- rooms] were held but twice a
              week.                                 --P.
                                                    Cunningham.
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     3. (Law) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in
        fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
        --Bouvier.
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     Note: The demise of the crown is a transfer of the crown,
           royal authority, or kingdom, to a successor. Thus, when
           Edward IV. was driven from his throne for a few months
           by the house of Lancaster, this temporary transfer of
           his dignity was called a demise. Thus the natural death
           of a king or queen came to be denominated a demise, as
           by that event the crown is transferred to a successor.
           --Blackstone.
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     Demise and redemise, a conveyance where there are mutual
        leases made from one to another of the same land, or
        something out of it.
  
     Syn: Death; decease; departure. See Death.
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