decease

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noun de·cease \di-ˈsēs\

Definition of decease

  1. :  departure from life :  death

decease

intransitive verb

Examples of decease in a sentence

  1. He had many debts at the time of his decease.

  2. <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

decease

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noun de·cease \di-ˈsēs\

Definition of decease for English Language Learners

  • : the death of a person


Medical Dictionary

decease

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noun de·cease \di-ˈsēs\

Medical Definition of decease

  1. :  departure from life :  death

decease

intransitive verb

deceased

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deceasing




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