decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsē-dənt\

Definition of decedent

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  1. :  a person who is no longer living :  a deceased person the estate of the decedent

Examples of decedent in a Sentence

  1. a tax on the estate of the decedent

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Origin and Etymology of decedent

Latin decedent-, decedens, present participle of decedere —see decease


First Known Use: 1599


DECEDENT Defined for English Language Learners

decedent

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Definition of decedent for English Language Learners

  • law : a dead person


DECEDENT Defined for Kids

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsē-dənt\

Definition of decedent for Students

  1. :  a dead person


Medical Dictionary

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsēd-ənt\

Medical Definition of decedent

  1. :  a deceased person—used chiefly in law


Law Dictionary

decedent

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noun de·ce·dent \di-ˈsēd-ənt\

Legal Definition of decedent

  1. :  a deceased person the estate of the decedent

Origin and Etymology of decedent

Latin decedent-, decedens, present participle of decedere to depart, die


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