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decedent (plural decedents)
- (law, chiefly US) A dead person.
- “A check of the nightstands revealed large amounts of prescription medication in the decedent’s name,” the coroner’s notes said, according to TMZ.com. — The Herald Sun, ‘Dangerous drug mix’ likely killed Brittany, New York Post, December 23, 2009 5:27AM
See also 
decedent (not comparable)
- Removing; departing.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ash to this entry?)
- third-person plural future active indicative of dēcēdō