I. adjective Date: 15th century no longer living; especially recently dead — used of persons Synonyms: see dead II. noun (plural deceased) Date: 1548 a dead person <
the will of the deceased

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  • deceased — de‧ceased [dɪˈsiːst] noun the deceased formal the person who has died or the people who have died: • These circumstances had not been foreseen by the deceased when the will was made. deceased adjective : • Relatives of the deceased employees did… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Deceased — De*ceased , a. Passed away; dead; gone. [1913 Webster] {The deceased}, the dead person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deceased — formal or Law ► NOUN (the deceased) ▪ the recently dead person in question. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ recently dead …   English terms dictionary

  • deceased — [dē sēst′, disēst′] adj. dead SYN. DEAD the deceased the dead person or persons …   English World dictionary

  • deceased — late 15c., pp. adjective from DECEASE (Cf. decease). As a verbal noun meaning dead person, those who are dead, from early 17c …   Etymology dictionary

  • deceased — departed, late, *dead, defunct, lifeless, inanimate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • deceased — [adj] dead asleep, bit the dust*, cold*, defunct, departed, exanimate, expired, extinct, finished, former, gave up the ghost*, gone, inanimate, kicked the bucket*, late, lifeless, lost, passed on, pushing up daisies*; concept 539 Ant. alive, born …   New thesaurus

  • deceased — [[t]dɪsi͟ːst[/t]] (deceased is both the singular and the plural form.) 1) N COUNT: the N The deceased is used to refer to a particular person or to particular people who have recently died. [LEGAL] The Navy is notifying next of kin now that the… …   English dictionary

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