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n. Law
A dead person.

[Latin dēcēdēns, dēcēdent-, present participle of dēcēdere, to depart, die; see decease.]


(Law) law chiefly US a deceased person
[C16: from Latin dēcēdēns departing; see decease]


(dɪˈsid nt)

n. Law.
a deceased person.
[1590–1600; < Latin dēcēdent-, s. of dēcēdēns, present participle of dēcēdere. See decease, -ent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decedent - someone who is no longer alivedecedent - 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"
living dead, zombie, zombi - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
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However, the beneficiary can deduct the amount of taxes the decedents estate pays on the IRD.
This article will discuss which decedents are subject to the Florida estate tax.
The estate tax deduction for family-owned business interests will be repealed for estates of decedents dying after 2003.
By making the QTIP election, decedents make a larger DSUE amount available to the surviving spouse.
23) Specifically, the Fifth District explained, "in cases where transfers by decedents are subject to rescission upon classic grounds such as fraud, undue influence, mistake, or lack of mental capacity, the cause of action for rescission, or to establish a constructive trust, is in the personal representative of the decedent's estate and cannot be directly asserted by the widow.
The IRS issued proposed regulations that would apply to decedents who died in 2010 and whose executors elected under Sec.
The Statistics of Income (SOI) Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has periodically combined wealth data reported on Federal estate tax returns, filed for relatively wealthy decedents, with income tax data reported by these decedents for the last full year prior to death.
We defined cholera decedents as persons who died of suspected cholera (acute watery diarrhea in persons [greater than or equal to]5 years of age [5]) with illness onset after October 16, 2010, three days before the first case-patients were seen at the hospital (reflecting the 3-day average incubation period [6]).
In addition, the generation skipping transfer (GST) tax was retroactively reinstated, and applies to the estates of all decedents who died after December 31, 2009, regardless of whether a Section 1022 election is made.
There are no unpaid claims or demands against the Decedent or the Decedents estate, and the Department of Human Services furnished no federal or state benefits lo the Decedent (or, if such benefits have been furnished, the Department of Human Services has been reimbursed in accordance with slate and federal laws and regulations).
As a result, pursuant to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA), these taxes have been repealed for decedents dying after December 31, 2009, and through December 31, 2010.