Definition of deceased in English:

deceased

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noun

formal Law
the deceased
  • A person who has died.

    ‘in memory of the deceased’
    • ‘The deceased's solicitor and his social worker had concerns for his well being.’
    • ‘The deceased's use of violence was not premeditated and he had no intention to kill.’
    • ‘The deceased was found with multiple head injuries on a footpath after the two accused had left him.’
    • ‘The deceased's depression and psychosis after the cross-examination flowed, not from his back injury, but from his pursuit of compensation.’
    • ‘The deceased was always sober and coherent at the time of such conversations and had no reason to lie to her brother as she had nothing to gain from it.’
    • ‘The deceased came to Canada from Greece in 1965, followed by his brother Steve in 1967.’
    • ‘The deceased remained with her parents, where the appellant also stayed from time to time.’
    • ‘On the third, seventh, and fortieth day after a loved one's death, there are large gatherings dedicated to the deceased's memory.’
    • ‘The deceased was born in Portugal but worked for several years in Mozambique at a cement factory owned by a distant relative.’
    • ‘The jury found that the deceased had killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed.’

Pronunciation

deceased

/dəˈsēst/ /dəˈsist/

adjective

formal Law
  • Dead; no longer living.

    ‘the cremation of a deceased person’
    • ‘They have set out plans for a club reunion with Mass in St. Abban's Church, Doonane, at 7.30 pm for the living and deceased members of the Club.’
    • ‘His gallery boasts a collection by both living and deceased Missouri painters, many of whom have actually painted the park.’
    • ‘Fr McCauley from the Dominican Priory celebrated the mass for the living and the deceased members of the community.’
    • ‘There is also evidence that living donor kidneys give significantly better results than kidneys from deceased donors.’
    • ‘However, there is an important difference in the nature of the decision to be made by the surrogate of a living patient and the surrogate of a deceased patient.’
    • ‘The names of thousands of deceased residents have not been taken off state voting lists because of bureaucratic oversight.’
    • ‘Five days before his death she had left the marital home, and the question was whether there was any prospect of a reconciliation between the plaintiff and her deceased husband.’
    • ‘The Applicant in that case questioned the testamentary capacity of the deceased person.’
    • ‘She is deceased, your Honour, as I understand it.’
    • ‘Her conduct as solicitor of the administration of the estate of Cecil Burrows deceased was the subject matter of an application for a remuneration certificate.’
    dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed away
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Pronunciation

deceased

/dəˈsēst/ /dəˈsist/