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deceased

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adjective de·ceased \-ˈsēst\

Simple Definition of deceased

  • : no longer living

Full Definition of deceased

  1. :  no longer living; especially :  recently dead —used of persons

Examples of deceased

  1. <the recently deceased tenant was found by a concerned neighbor>



15th Century

First Known Use of deceased

15th century

Synonym Discussion of deceased

dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life <a dead, listless performance>. defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation <a defunct television series>. deceased , departed , and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use <the estate of the deceased>. departed is used usually as a euphemism <our departed sister>. late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status <the company's late president>.

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deceased

noun de·ceased

Definition of deceased

plural deceased

  1. :  a dead person <the will of the deceased>



1548

First Known Use of deceased

1548



DECEASED Defined for Kids

1

deceased

adjective de·ceased \di-ˈsēst\

Definition of deceased

  1. :  no longer living —used of people




2

deceased

noun de·ceased

Definition of deceased

plural deceased

  1. :  a dead person <A lawyer read the deceased's will.>





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