decease


de·cease

noun \di-ˈsēs\

: the death of a person

Full Definition of DECEASE

:  departure from life :  death
decease intransitive verb

Examples of DECEASE

  1. He had many debts at the time of his decease.
  2. <in the event of the decease of the president, the vice president will immediately assume his duties>

Origin of DECEASE

Middle English deces, from Anglo-French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 14th century

de·cease

noun \di-ˈsēs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECEASE

: departure from life : death
decease intransitive verb, de·ceased de·ceas·ing

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