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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