what is difference between Decedents and Deceased
- plural of decedent
From decease + -ed, from Middle English deceas via Old French [Term?], from Latin dēcessus (“departure”), equivalent to dēced-, variation of dēcēdō, dēcēdere (“to go away”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːst/
- (US) enPR: dē-sēst’ IPA(key): /diˈsist/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /diˈsist/, /diˈsizd/, /dɪˈsizd/
- (Nigeria) IPA(key): /dɪˈzizd/
- Homophone: diseased (Nigeria)
- Rhymes: -iːst
deceased (not comparable)
- No longer alive; dead.
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- Belonging to the dead.
- (law) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
- Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease).
- (no longer alive): asleep (euphemistic), at peace (euphemistic), at rest (euphemistic), dead, departed (euphemistic), late, gone (euphemistic)
deceased (plural deceased or deceaseds)
- A dead person.
- The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
- a memorial to the deceased of two World Wars
- (law) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used in US English. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
Deceased or decedent is commonly used in legal and journalistic settings. Departed is most commonly used in religious settings.
- (dead person): decedent, departed, late
- (plural: dead people): decedents, departed