decease

noun
de·​cease | \ di-ˈsēs How to pronounce decease (audio) \

Definition of decease

: departure from life : death

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Other Words from decease

decease intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of decease

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decease

Middle English deces, from Anglo-French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de- + cedere to go

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The first known use of decease was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Decease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deceases. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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decease

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How to pronounce decease (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of decease

formal : the death of a person

decease

noun
de·​cease | \ di-ˈsēs How to pronounce decease (audio) \

Medical Definition of decease

: departure from life : death

Other Words from decease

decease intransitive verb deceased; deceasing

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