Definition of decease
: departure from life : death
Examples of decease in a sentence
He had many debts at the time of his decease.
in the event of the decease of the president, the vice president will immediately assume his duties
Origin and Etymology of decease
Middle English deces, from Anglo-French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de- + cedere to go
First Known Use: 14th century
DECEASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decease for English Language Learners
: the death of a person
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