decease

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Old French deces (French décès).

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decease (countable and uncountable, plural deceases)

  1. (formal) Death, departure from life.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 13:
      So should that beauty which you hold in lease
      Find no determination: then you were
      Yourself again after yourself's decease []

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decease (third-person singular simple present deceases, present participle deceasing, simple past and past participle deceased)

  1. (now rare) To die.

Usage notes[edit]

The noun and verb forms are much less commonly used than the participial adjective "deceased", particularly outside formal, literary, or legal usage.

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