Definition of Decease

1. Noun. The event of dying or departure from life. "Upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

Exact synonyms: Death, Expiry
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Crucifixion
Specialized synonyms: Fatality, Human Death, Martyrdom, Megadeath, Departure, Exit, Expiration, Going, Loss, Passing, Release, Wrongful Death
Antonyms: Birth
Derivative terms: Die, Die



2. Verb. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

Definition of Decease

1. n. Departure, especially departure from this life; death.

2. v. i. To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

Definition of Decease

1. Noun. (formal) death ¹

2. Noun. (context: obsolescent) Departure, especially departure from this life ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To die. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decease

1. to die [v -CEASED, -CEASING, -CEASES] - See also: die

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decease

decay theory
decayable
decayed
decayedness
decayer
decayers
decayeth
decaying
decayless
decays
deccagynous
deccan hemp
deccapodous
deccie
deccies
decease (current term)
deceased
deceased person
deceaser
deceasers
deceases
deceasing
decedent
decedents
deceit
deceitful
deceitfull
deceitfully
deceitfulness
deceitfulnesses

Literary usage of Decease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"... and from and after his decease to the heirs of his body, to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants; and in case of his decease without issue ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1856)
"Uniform annual premium for ten years or until prior decease, for a sum to bo paid at decease, whenever it may happen. 2. Uniform annual premium payable ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1856)
"Uniform annual premium for ten years or until prior decease, for a sum to be paid at decease, whenever it may happen. 2. Uniform annual premium payable ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Walter Vere Vaughan Williams (1877)
"(p) Again, if there is a bequest to one for life, and after his decease to A., and " in case of A.'s death " to B., the contingency is held case stands upon ..."

5. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"... after his decease in trust to convey the same " unto or to participate. amongst all and every and such one or more of the child or children of the said ..."

6. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"The decease of Augustus Parker was announced by Ex-President William H. Spooner and ... The Secretary announced the, decease, on the oth of December, 1900, ..."

7. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"On the 1st of April his lamented decease was announced by his colleague, Mr. Butler. On that occasion Mr. Webster made the following remarks. ..."

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