Meaning of decedent in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈsiːd(ə)nt/

Translate decedent into Spanish


Us Law
  • A deceased person.

    ‘the executor of a decedent's estate’
    • ‘Taxes on inheritance were more favorable to legitimate than to illegitimate children of the decedent.’
    • ‘We excluded hospitals with fewer than 100 decedents with data for physician claims, leaving 77 hospital cohorts.’
    • ‘We selected never smoking decedents and controls aged 60 years or over because there were few younger controls.’


Late 16th century from Latin decedent- ‘dying’, from the verb decedere (see decease).