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decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsē-dənt\

Simple Definition of decedent

  • law : a dead person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decedent

  1. :  a deceased person —used chiefly in law

Examples of decedent in a sentence

  1. a tax on the estate of the decedent



Origin and Etymology of decedent

Latin decedent-, decedens, present participle of decedere


First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with decedent


DECEDENT Defined for Kids

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsē-dənt\

Definition of decedent for Students

  1. :  a dead person




Medical Dictionary

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsēd-ənt\

Medical Definition of decedent

  1. :  a deceased person—used chiefly in law




Law Dictionary

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsēd-ənt\

Legal Definition of decedent

  1. :  a deceased person <the estate of the decedent>



Origin and Etymology of decedent

Latin decedent-, decedens, present participle of decedere to depart, die


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