Deceased definition

dĭ-sēst
No longer living; dead.
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A dead person.
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A dead person.
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Dead.
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No longer living; dead.
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Deceased is defined as a dead person.

An example of deceased is someone who has been murdered.

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The definition of deceased is someone who has died.

An example of deceased is a description for your friend that died last year.

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No longer alive.
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Belonging to the dead.
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(law): One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
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A dead person.
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(plural deceased) Dead people.
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(law): One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
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the deceased
  • the dead person or persons
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the deceased

Origin of deceased

  • decease +‎ -ed, from Middle English deceas via Old French, from Latin dēcessus (“departure”), equivalent to Latin dēced-, variation of Latin dēcēdre (“to go away”).

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