Definition of deceased in English:



  • A person who has died.

    ‘in memory of the deceased’
    • ‘On the third, seventh, and fortieth day after a loved one's death, there are large gatherings dedicated to the deceased's memory.’
    • ‘The deceased was found with multiple head injuries on a footpath after the two accused had left him.’
    • ‘The deceased remained with her parents, where the appellant also stayed from time to time.’
    • ‘The deceased's solicitor and his social worker had concerns for his well being.’
    • ‘The deceased came to Canada from Greece in 1965, followed by his brother Steve in 1967.’
    • ‘The deceased was born in Portugal but worked for several years in Mozambique at a cement factory owned by a distant relative.’
    • ‘The deceased's use of violence was not premeditated and he had no intention to kill.’
    • ‘The deceased's depression and psychosis after the cross-examination flowed, not from his back injury, but from his pursuit of compensation.’
    • ‘The deceased was always sober and coherent at the time of such conversations and had no reason to lie to her brother as she had nothing to gain from it.’
    • ‘The jury found that the deceased had killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed.’


  • Dead; no longer living.

    ‘the cremation of a deceased person’
    • ‘There is also evidence that living donor kidneys give significantly better results than kidneys from deceased donors.’
    • ‘They have set out plans for a club reunion with Mass in St. Abban's Church, Doonane, at 7.30 pm for the living and deceased members of the Club.’
    • ‘The names of thousands of deceased residents have not been taken off state voting lists because of bureaucratic oversight.’
    • ‘His gallery boasts a collection by both living and deceased Missouri painters, many of whom have actually painted the park.’
    • ‘Fr McCauley from the Dominican Priory celebrated the mass for the living and the deceased members of the community.’
    • ‘Her conduct as solicitor of the administration of the estate of Cecil Burrows deceased was the subject matter of an application for a remuneration certificate.’
    • ‘The Applicant in that case questioned the testamentary capacity of the deceased person.’
    • ‘However, there is an important difference in the nature of the decision to be made by the surrogate of a living patient and the surrogate of a deceased patient.’
    • ‘Five days before his death she had left the marital home, and the question was whether there was any prospect of a reconciliation between the plaintiff and her deceased husband.’
    • ‘She is deceased, your Honour, as I understand it.’
    dead, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed away
    late, lost, lamented
    perished, fallen, slain, slaughtered, killed, murdered
    lifeless, not breathing, having breathed one's last, defunct, extinct, inanimate, insentient, insensate, inert
    six feet under, pushing up daisies, under the sod
    with god, asleep, at peace
    demised, exanimate
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