verb (used without object), de·ceased, de·ceas·ing.
Examples from the Web for decease
The hand of Death is said to be unjust or unequal, as Virgil was considerably older than Tibullus, at his decease.Fugitive Pieces|George Gordon Noel Byron
At the election just before his decease, the liberal party largely increased its members of Parliament.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
At this moment my only anxiety arises from a desire to prevent dissension and bloodshed after my decease.The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power|John S. C. Abbott
She desired that after her decease an emerald ring should be given to him which she had reserved for that purpose.Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sutherland Menzies
The time of his birth and of his decease is involved in equal mystery.'The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume I (of 2)|Richard Crashaw