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