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Die before (another person, typically a relative):‘his second wife predeceased him’
- ‘Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife Tena, six brothers and four sisters.’
- ‘They had a family of five daughters and one son John, the latter who sadly predeceased his father.’
- ‘The two men ended up in a bitter dispute, and Henry the Young King predeceased his father.’
- ‘Few people apart from experts in the field have any inkling that Nietzsche predeceased his sister by some 35 years.’
- ‘In 1376 he predeceased his father, leaving his young son Richard as heir to the throne.’
A death preceding that of another person.
- ‘It reads, ‘Private: for the hands of G.J. Utterson ALONE, and in case of his predecease to be destroyed unread.’’
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