Definition of predecease
: to die before (another person)
: to die first
Recent Examples of predecease from the Web
Although this is a poignant epithet, particularly because the men fought for years and only reconciled in old age, Jefferson had, in fact, predeceased him by five full hours.
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PREDECEASE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predecease for English Language Learners
: to die before (someone)
Legal Definition of predecease
: to die before (another person) when the child predeceases the parent
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