predecease

verb
pre·​de·​cease | \ ˌprē-di-ˈsēs How to pronounce predecease (audio) \
predeceased; predeceasing

Definition of predecease

transitive verb

: to die before (another person)

intransitive verb

: to die first

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Other Words from predecease

predecease noun

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She was predeceased by four children, Gary Gamble, Douglas Gamble, Beverly Gamble, and Kevin Gamble; a brother, Willie Gamble; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Gamble; and a grandson, Corey Gamble. courant.com, "Alice Louise Gamble," 10 July 2019 She was predeceased by her second husband, pharmaceuticals magnate Carlo de Angeli. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Valentina Cortese, Italian film actress, dies at 96," 10 July 2019 She was predeceased by her second husband, pharmaceuticals magnate Carlo de Angeli. Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Valentina Cortese, Oscar nominee in Truffaut’s ‘Day for Night,’ dies at 96," 10 July 2019 He was predeceased by his parents and by his sisters, Betty Rogers. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/7," 7 July 2019 She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald M. Crowder, Sr. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/16," 16 June 2019 He was predeceased by a brother, Ralston Laidley; and a sister, Erma Myton. courant.com, "Royland Joidia Laidley," 13 June 2019 He was predeceased by his parents Helen and Ronald C. Ravielli. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 6/13," 13 June 2019 He was predeceased by his parents, Wyatt and Ethel Rudd, of Montclair, NJ. orlandosentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/9," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of predecease

1594, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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predecease

verb

English Language Learners Definition of predecease

formal : to die before (someone)

predecease

transitive verb
pre·​de·​cease | \ ˌprē-di-ˈsēs How to pronounce predecease (audio) \
predeceased; predeceasing

Legal Definition of predecease

: to die before (another person) when the child predeceases the parent

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