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Perfect passive participle of dēcēdō.


dēcessus m (feminine dēcessa, neuter dēcessum); first/second declension

  1. withdrawn, retired, departed, left
  2. relinquished
  3. deserted


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative dēcessus dēcessa dēcessum dēcessī dēcessae dēcessa
genitive dēcessī dēcessae dēcessī dēcessōrum dēcessārum dēcessōrum
dative dēcessō dēcessō dēcessīs
accusative dēcessum dēcessam dēcessum dēcessōs dēcessās dēcessa
ablative dēcessō dēcessā dēcessō dēcessīs
vocative dēcesse dēcessa dēcessum dēcessī dēcessae dēcessa


dēcessus m (genitive dēcessūs); fourth declension

  1. departure
  2. retirement
  3. passing away, death
  4. decline, fall, ebb


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dēcessus dēcessūs
genitive dēcessūs dēcessuum
dative dēcessuī dēcessibus
accusative dēcessum dēcessūs
ablative dēcessū dēcessibus
vocative dēcessus dēcessūs


  • decessus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • decessus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “decessus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • decessus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the ebb: decessus aestus