Definition of decedent
From Latin decedens > decedentem, the present participle decedere “to depart, die”.
decedent (plural decedents)
- (law, chiefly US) 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 TMZ.com. - The Herald Sun, ‘Dangerous drug mix' likely killed Brittany, New York Post, December 23, 2009 5:27AM
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