decedent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin decedens, present active participle of decedere (to depart, die).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

decedent (plural decedents)

  1. (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

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Adjective[edit]

decedent (not comparable)

  1. Removing; departing.
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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēcēdent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dēcēdō