Decedent De*ce"dent, a. [L. decedens, p. pr. of decedere.] Removing; departing. --Ash. [1913 Webster]

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  • decedent — de·ce·dent /di sēd ənt/ n [Latin decedent decedens, present participle of decedere to depart, die]: a deceased person the estate of the decedent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Decedent — De*ce dent, n. A deceased person. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decedent — 1730, dead person, mostly as a term in law, from L. decedentem, prp. of decedere to die, to depart (see DECEASE (Cf. decease)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • decedent — [dē sēd′ nt, disēd′ nt] n. [L decedens, prp. of decedere: see DECEASE] Law a deceased person …   English World dictionary

  • decedent — noun Etymology: Latin decedent , decedens, present participle of decedere Date: 1599 a deceased person used chiefly in law …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decedent — /di seed nt/, n. Law. a deceased person. [1590 1600; < L decedent (s. of decedens) departing, withdrawing, prp. of decedere. See DECEASE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • decedent — noun /dɪˈsi.dənt/ A dead person. “A check of the nightstands revealed large amounts of prescription medication in the decedent’s name,” the coroner’s notes said, according to mdash; The Herald Sun, ‘Dangerous drug mix’ likely killed… …   Wiktionary

  • Decedent — A person who is no longer living. Just as a taxpayer s possessions become his or her estate upon death, so does the person become a Decedent upon death. Decedents still have the power to effect financial transactions and so forth through proper… …   Investment dictionary

  • decedent — [dɪ si:d(ə)nt] noun US Law a deceased person. Origin C16: from L. decedent , decedere (see decease) …   English new terms dictionary

  • decedent — de•ce•dent [[t]dɪˈsid nt[/t]] n. Law. law a deceased person • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L dēcēdent , s. of dēcēdēns, prp. of dēcēdere. See decease, ent …   From formal English to slang

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