I have lost no friend by death since the decease of my parents years ago, far back in my childhood.
When did a great man's heir feel sympathy for his sire's decease?
In 1843, he resumed the office of "commander-in-chief of the land forces," which he held until his decease.
But to return to my lady:—She got surprisingly well after my master's decease.
He was read to almost every day, and dictated a few days before his decease.
You agree to settle your fortune after your decease, amounting to L23,000.
And, moreover, she vowed that at her decease she would leave every shilling to me.
Sir John's authority as her guardian had come into force with the decease of her brother.
After his decease his estate was put up for sale by public auction, under authority of an act of the General Assembly.
Five minutes before his decease the manʼs pulse was high and full.
"death," early 14c., from Old French deces (12c., Modern French décès) "decease, death," from Latin decessus "death" (euphemism for mors), also "a retirement, a departure," from decess-, past participle stem of decedere "die, depart, withdraw," literally "to go down," from de- "away" (see de-) + cedere "go" (see cede). Still used with a tinge of euphemism.
"to die," early 15c., from decease (n.). Related: Deceased; deceasing