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Definition of "decedent" [de•ce•dent]

  • Law A dead person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decedent" in a sentence
  • "The applicable timeline for the treatment rendered to the decedent is as follows:"
  • "The decedent is not affected at all by the estate tax — only his or her heirs!"
  • "What about the fact that the only cultures in the past that have been very open about sex – the word decedent comes to mind – were gigantic empires spiraling their way down into destruction – such as Babylon and Rome."