Ex demissione

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Ex demissione (abbreviated ex dem.) is Legal Latin meaning "upon the demise" -- where "demise" in used in its sense meaning "lease" or "transfer".

The phrase formed part of the title of the old action of ejectment.[1] Thus, a case titled Jones v. Doe ex dem. Smith would signify that the nominal defendant, Doe, is a fictional person holding the estate "on the demise" of, i.e. by a lease from, real defendant Smith. Jones is the plaintiff.[2][3][4]