pre·de·cease /ˌprē-di-'sēs/ vt -ceased, -ceas·ing: to die before (another person)
when the child predecease s the parent

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

To die before someone else. For example, in a will: "If Harry should predecease me, I leave his share of my estate to his son, Eugene."
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

   to die before someone else, as "if my brother, Harry, should predecease me, his share of my estate I give to his son, Eugene."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Predecease — Pre de*cease, v. t. To die sooner than. If children predecease progenitors. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Predecease — Pre de*cease , n. The death of one person or thing before another. [R.] Brougham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predecease — (v.) 1590s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + DECEASE (Cf. decease) (v.). Related: Predeceased; predeceasing …   Etymology dictionary

  • predecease — ► VERB formal ▪ die before (another person) …   English terms dictionary

  • predecease — [prē΄dē sēs′, prē΄disēs′] vt., vi. predeceased, predeceasing to die before (someone else) …   English World dictionary

  • predecease — 1. noun The death of one person or thing before another. PRIVATE: for the hands of G. J. Utterson ALONE, and in case of his predecease to be destroyed unread, 2. verb To die sooner than. Husbands usually predecease their wives. Ant: outlive …   Wiktionary

  • predecease — UK [ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs] / US [ˌprɪdɪˈsɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms predecease : present tense I/you/we/they predecease he/she/it predeceases present participle predeceasing past tense predeceased past participle predeceased legal to die before… …   English dictionary

  • predecease — verb ( ceased; ceasing) Date: 1593 transitive verb to die before (another person) intransitive verb to die first • predecease noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • predecease — /pree di sees /, v.t., predeceased, predeceasing. to die before (another person, the occurrence of an event, etc.). [1585 95; PRE + DECEASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • predecease — pre|de|cease [ ,pridı sis ] verb transitive LEGAL to die before someone else …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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