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demise

A transfer of an interest in real property for a certain number of years,for life,or at will.This is why leases often refer to “the demised premises.”The use of the word demise in an instrument automatically triggers the grantor's liability for the warranty of quiet enjoyment.

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James Rickards, author of 'The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System,' said that recent purchases show that the dollar could be nearing its demise.
Condolences are pouring in from different parts of the country and abroad over the demise of the Sena patriarch.
The Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy" is a look at China as a global economic powerhouse.
2 : an ending of existence or activity <the demise of a newspaper>
But to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of its demise were premature.
THE demise of the family meal has produced a generation of children with bad manners, headteachers warned.
The demise of Maerdy Workmen's Hall is a sad reflection of our times.
Another clear example of the demise of the supernatural has to be the attitude that many children have in attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion.
African-American author and publishing industry expert Mark Allen Boone presents The Demise of Luleta Jones, a whodunit novel set in Chicago, Illinois and Nashville Tennessee about the mysterious death of a public school teacher from a recently gentrified neighborhood.
Greed in the extreme, under cover of religion, will soon create another banana republic that will lead to the demise of the United States as the most powerful nation the world has ever known.
For the time being, the new animation feature ``Chicken Little'' will be spared, said Demise.