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 for Demit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demit \De*mit"\, n.
     The act of demitting; also, a letter, certificate, or the
     like, certifying that a person has (honorably) demitted, as
     from a Masonic lodge.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demit \De*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demitted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Demitting.] [L. demittere to send or bring down, to lower;
     de- + mittere to send. Cf. Demise.]
     1. To let fall; to depress. [R.]
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              They [peacocks] demit and let fall the same [i. e.,
              their train].                         --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     2. To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit
        one's self to humble duties. [R.]
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     3. To lay down, as an office; to resign. [Scot.]
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              General Conway demitted his office.   --Hume.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demit \De*mit"\, v. i. [F. d['e]mettre to remove, se d['e]mettre
     to resign; d['e]- (L. dis-) + mettre to put, fr. L. mittere
     to send. Cf. Dismiss.]
     To lay down or relinquish an office, membership, authority,
     or the like; to resign, as from a Masonic lodge; -- generally
     used with an implication that the act is voluntary.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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