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deceased

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Adjective

deceased (not comparable)

Positive
deceased

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. No longer alive
    • That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ’alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk. Monty Python
  2. Belonging to the dead.
    • The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
  3. (law): 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.

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Noun

Singular
deceased

Plural
deceased

deceased (deceased)
  1. A dead person
    • The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
  2. (plural deceased) dead people
    • A memorial to the deceased of two World Wars.
  3. (law): 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.

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