decedent

[ dih-seed-nt ]
/ dɪˈsid nt /

noun Law.

a deceased person.

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Origin of decedent

1590–1600; < Latin dēcēdent- (stem of dēcēdēns) departing, withdrawing, present participle of dēcēdere. See decease, -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for decedent

decedent
/ (dɪˈsiːdənt) /

noun

law, mainly US a deceased person

Word Origin for decedent

C16: from Latin dēcēdēns departing; see decease
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