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predecease

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verb pre·de·cease \ˌprē-di-ˈsēs\

Simple Definition of predecease

  • : to die before (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of predecease

predeceased

predeceasing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to die before (another person)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to die first

predecease

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predecease

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transitive verb pre·de·cease \ˌprē-di-ˈsēs\

Legal Definition of predecease

predeceased

predeceasing

  1. :  to die before (another person) <when the child predeceases the parent>




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