decedent


de·ce·dent

noun \di-ˈsē-dənt\

law : a dead person

Full Definition of DECEDENT

:  a deceased person —used chiefly in law

Examples of DECEDENT

  1. a tax on the estate of the decedent

Origin of DECEDENT

Latin decedent-, decedens, present participle of decedere
First Known Use: 1599

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with DECEDENT

de·ce·dent

noun \di-ˈsēd-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DECEDENT

: a deceased person—used chiefly in law

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: deceit
Previous Word in the Dictionary: deceased (noun)
All Words Near: decedent

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up decedent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).