Decedent

Adjective

  • Removing; departing.

Noun

  • (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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