Decease definition

dĭ-sēs
To die.
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The act of dying; death.
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Death.
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To die.
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The act of dying; death.
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(formal) Death.
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(obsolescent) Departure, especially departure from this life.
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(now rare) To die.
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(archaic) To die.
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Origin of decease

  • Middle English decesen from deces death from Old French from Latin dēcessus departure, death from past participle of dēcēdere to depart, die dē- de- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French deces (French décès).

    From Wiktionary