v. de·mit·ted, de·mit·ting, de·mits
1. To relinquish (an office or function).
2. Archaic To dismiss.
To give up an office or position; resign.
[Middle English dimitten, to release, from Old French demettre, from Latin dīmittere : dis-, away; see DIS- + mittere, to send.]
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