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deceased Line breaks: de|ceased
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsiːst/
formal or Law

Definition of deceased in English:


(the deceased)
The recently dead person in question: the judge inferred that the deceased was confused as to the extent of his assets
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  • Damages were reduced by two thirds for the deceased's contributory negligence.
  • They found that the dead body of the deceased bore injuries on the head, face, knees and heels of his feet and from every angle it was looking like a cold blooded murder.
  • The first three of those questions would only arise if it were held that the deceased died domiciled in Saudi Arabia.


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Recently dead: the deceased man’s family [postpositive]: the will of Christopher Smith deceased
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  • Instead, the personal representatives of the deceased person were permitted to maintain an action in any case where, if he had not died, he himself might have sued.
  • Applications can be made by the personal representative of a deceased patient, and anyone who may have a claim arising out of the patient's death.
  • In July he married an Australian citizen who had been the de facto spouse of his deceased brother.
late, lost, lamented;
lifeless, not breathing, having breathed one's last, defunct, extinct, inanimate, insentient, insensate, inert
euphemisticwith God, asleep, at peace

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