decedent
de·ce·dent /di-'sēd-ənt/ n [Latin decedent - decedens, present participle of decedere to depart, die]: a deceased person
the estate of the decedent

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

decedent
I noun dead man, dead person, deceased, deceased person, demised, departed, he who has passed away, intestate individual, she who has expired, testator associated concepts: decedent's estate, obligation of the decedent, transaction with decedent II index dead

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


decedent
n.
Someone who has died.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


decedent
A person who has died, also called the deceased.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


decedent
n. A person who has died; the term is usually used in trusts and estates and personal injury matters.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


decedent
An individual who has died. The term literally means "one who is dying," but it is commonly used in the law to denote one who has died, particularly someone who has recently passed away.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


decedent
An individual who has died. The term literally means "one who is dying," but it is commonly used in the law to denote one who has died, particularly someone who has recently passed away.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

decedent
n.
   the person who has died, sometimes referred to as the "deceased."
   See also: deceased

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Decedent — De*ce dent, a. [L. decedens, p. pr. of decedere.] Removing; departing. Ash. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decedent — De*ce dent, n. A deceased person. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decedent — 1730, dead person, mostly as a term in law, from L. decedentem, prp. of decedere to die, to depart (see DECEASE (Cf. decease)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • decedent — [dē sēd′ nt, disēd′ nt] n. [L decedens, prp. of decedere: see DECEASE] Law a deceased person …   English World dictionary

  • decedent — noun Etymology: Latin decedent , decedens, present participle of decedere Date: 1599 a deceased person used chiefly in law …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decedent — /di seed nt/, n. Law. a deceased person. [1590 1600; < L decedent (s. of decedens) departing, withdrawing, prp. of decedere. See DECEASE, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • decedent — noun /dɪˈsi.dənt/ 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. mdash; The Herald Sun, ‘Dangerous drug mix’ likely killed… …   Wiktionary

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  • decedent — [dɪ si:d(ə)nt] noun US Law a deceased person. Origin C16: from L. decedent , decedere (see decease) …   English new terms dictionary

  • decedent — de•ce•dent [[t]dɪˈsid nt[/t]] n. Law. law a deceased person • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L dēcēdent , s. of dēcēdēns, prp. of dēcēdere. See decease, ent …   From formal English to slang

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