Pronounced: FOY-z(uh)n, noun
Notes: It’s not a typo for poison. This word is oldish
The word demit means
- to give up an office or a position; to dismiss
- to resign
This word came into usage in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
The word comes from Old French demettre, which came from Latin demittere (to dismiss, relinquish, send away), which is from dis- (away) and mittere (to send). Nice word to know!