Definition of decedent
: a person who is no longer living : a deceased person the estate of the decedent
Examples of decedent in a Sentence
a tax on the estate of the decedent
Recent Examples of decedent from the Web
A fund set up after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech paid each decedent’s family $208,000.
Basically, the undersigned entirely concurs with the City that this is very disturbing officer misconduct in that it reflects an extreme lack of respect for the privacy of the decedents.
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DECEDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of decedent for English Language Learners
law : a dead person
DECEDENT Defined for Kids
Definition of decedent for Students
: a dead person
Medical Definition of decedent
: a deceased person—used chiefly in law
Legal Definition of decedent
: 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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