Definition of decedent in English:

decedent

noun

Us Law
  • A deceased person.

    • ‘We excluded hospitals with fewer than 100 decedents with data for physician claims, leaving 77 hospital cohorts.’
    • ‘We selected never smoking decedents and controls aged 60 years or over because there were few younger controls.’
    • ‘Taxes on inheritance were more favorable to legitimate than to illegitimate children of the decedent.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin decedent- dying, from the verb decedere (see decease).

Pronunciation:

decedent

/dɪˈsiːd(ə)nt/