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a dead person: The decedent was given a proper burial.
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descendant – a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor; an offspring: a descendant of the early settlers
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A dead person.
[Latin dēcēdēns, dēcēdent-, present participle of dēcēdere, to depart, die; see decease.]
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(Law) law chiefly US a deceased person
[C16: from Latin dēcēdēns departing; see decease]
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a deceased person.
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|Noun||1.||decedent - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
infernal - an inhabitant of Hell; "his roar made the infernals quake"
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