deceased
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈsiːst/
  • (America) enPR: dē-sēst' IPA: /di.ˈsist/
  • (Canada) IPA: /di.ˈsist/, /di.ˈsizd/, /dɪˈsizd/
  • (Nigeria) IPA: /dɪ.ˈzizd/
Adjective

deceased (not comparable)

  1. No longer alive, dead
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  2. Belonging to the dead.
    The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
  3. (legal) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
Synonyms Translations Noun

deceased (plural deceaseds or deceased)

  1. A dead person.
    The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
    a memorial to the deceased of two World Wars
  2. (legal) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used in US English. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
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