antemortem

or an·te-mor·tem, an·te mor·tem

[ an-tee-mawr-tuh m ]
/ ˌæn tiˈmɔr təm /
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adjective

before death: an antemortem confession.

Origin of antemortem

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for ante-mortem

ante-mortem

adjective, adverb

(esp in legal or medical contexts) before death

Word Origin for ante-mortem

Latin
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Medicine definitions for ante-mortem

antemortem

[ ăn′tē-môrtəm ]

adj.

Before death.

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