predecease

verb pre·de·cease \ ˌprē-di-ˈsēs \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of predecease

predeceased; predeceasing
: to die before (another person)
: to die first

predecease

noun

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First Known Use of predecease

1594

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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PREDECEASE Defined for English Language Learners

predecease

Definition of predecease for English Language Learners

  • : to die before (someone)


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predecease

transitive verb pre·de·cease \ ˌprē-di-ˈsēs \

legal Definition of predecease

predeceased; predeceasing
: to die before (another person)
  • when the child predeceases the parent

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