Definition of deceased in English:


Syllabification: de·ceased
Pronunciation: /diˈsēst
Law , • formal


(the deceased)
  • A person who has died: in memory of the deceased
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    • The deceased's solicitor and his social worker had concerns for his well being.
    • The deceased's use of violence was not premeditated and he had no intention to kill.
    • The deceased was found with multiple head injuries on a footpath after the two accused had left him.


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  • Dead; no longer living: the cremation of a deceased person
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    • They have set out plans for a club reunion with Mass in St. Abban's Church, Doonane, at 7.30 pm for the living and deceased members of the Club.
    • His gallery boasts a collection by both living and deceased Missouri painters, many of whom have actually painted the park.
    • Fr McCauley from the Dominican Priory celebrated the mass for the living and the deceased members of the community.
    dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on/away; late, lost, lamented; perished, fallen, slain, slaughtered, killed, murdered; lifeless, extinct
    informal (as) dead as a doornail, six feet under, pushing up daisies
    euphemistic with God, asleep

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