noun de·ce·dent \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

DECEDENT Defined for Kids


noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsē-dənt\

Definition of DECEDENT for Kids

:  a dead person
Medical Dictionary


noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsēd-ənt\

Medical Definition of DECEDENT

:  a deceased person—used chiefly in law


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