predecease

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verb pre·de·cease \ˌprē-di-ˈsēs\

Definition of predecease

predeceased

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predeceasing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to die before (another person)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to die first

predecease

noun

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First Known Use of predecease

1594


PREDECEASE Defined for English Language Learners

predecease

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verb

Definition of predecease for English Language Learners

  • : to die before (someone)


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predecease

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

Legal Definition of predecease

predeceased

predeceasing

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

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