Wiktionary

english [edit ]

etymology [edit ]

From decease +‎ -ed, from Middle English deceas via Old French [ Term ? ], from Latin dēcessus ( “ deviation ” ), equivalent to dēced-, variation of dēcēdō, dēcēdere ( “ to go away ” ) .

pronunciation [edit ]

  • (UK ) IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːst/

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  • (US ) enPR: dē-sēst ‘ IPA(key): /diˈsist/
  • (Canada ) IPA(key): /diˈsist/, /diˈsizd/, /dɪˈsizd/
  • ( nigeria ) IPA(key): /dɪˈzizd/
  • Audio (US)
  • Homophone: diseased ( nigeria )
  • Rhymes: -iːst

adjective [edit ]

deceased ( not comparable )

  1. No longer alive; dead.
    • Monty Python

      That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ’alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

  2. Belonging to the dead.
    The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
  3. (law ) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.

use notes [edit ]

  • Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease).

synonym [edit ]

Translations [edit ]

belonging to the dead

  • Afrikaans: bestorwe
  • Hebrew: מנוח(he) ( manoakh ), נפטר(he) ( nift’ar )

noun [edit ]

deceased ( plural deceased or deceaseds )

  1. A dead person.
    The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
    a memorial to the deceased of two World Wars
  2. (law ) One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used in US English. In criminal law, “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.

use notes [edit ]

Deceased or decedent is normally used in legal and journalistic settings. Departed is most normally used in religious settings .

synonym [edit ]

  • ( all in person ) : decedentdepartedlate
  • ( plural : dead people ) : decedentsdeparted

Translations [edit ]

dead person

  • Afrikaans: oorledeneafgestorwene
  • Berber:
    Tashelhit: imtti thousand
  • Bulgarian: покойник(bg) meter ( pokojnik )
  • Catalan: difunt(ca)mort(ca)
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 死者(zh) ( sǐzhě ), 死人(zh) ( sǐrén )
  • Czech: nebožtík(cs) megabyte, zesnulý(cs) megabyte, mrtvý(cs) megabyte, zemřelý(cs)
  • Dutch: overledene(nl) thousand or farad
  • Finnish: kuollut(fi)
  • French: défunt(fr)
  • Galician: morto(gl) molarity, defunto(gl) thousand
  • Georgian: please add this translation if you can
  • German: Verstorbene(de) farad, Verstorbener(de) meter
  • Greek: εκλιπών(el) megabyte ( eklipón ), εκλιπούσα(el) fluorine ( eklipoúsa

    )

  • Hebrew: מנוח(he) megabyte ( manoakh ), מנוחה(he) farad ( menokha ), נפטר(he) megabyte ( nift’ar ), נפטרת farad ( nift’eret )
  • Indonesian: almarhum(id)almarhumah(id) fluorine
  • Japanese: 死人(ja) ( しにん, shinin, しびと, shibito ), 仏様(ja) ( hotokesama )
  • Polish: zmarły(pl) m
  • Portuguese: falecido(pt) meter
  • Romani: mulo m, muli fluorine
  • Russian: поко́йник(ru) molarity ( pokójnik ), поко́йница(ru) farad ( pokójnica ), поко́йный(ru) thousand ( pokójnyj ), уме́рший(ru) megabyte ( uméršij )
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: мртвац m, покојник megabyte
    Roman: mrtvac(sh) megabyte, pokojnik(sh) meter
  • Slovene: preminuli thousand, preminula fluorine, pokojnik meter, pokojnica farad
  • Spanish: difunto(es) megabyte
  • Swedish: avliden(sv) c, död(sv) c, döing(sv) c, lik(sv) n, bår(sv) c

plural : dead people

  • Afrikaans: oorledenesafgestorwenes
  • Berber:
    Tashelhit: imttan megabyte pl
  • Dutch: overledenen(nl) pl
  • French: défunts(fr)
  • German: Verstorbene(de) pl, Tote(de) pl ( general )
  • Japanese: 死人(ja) ( しにん, shinin, しびと, shibito )
  • Polish: zmarli thousand pl
  • Portuguese: falecidos(pt) pl, mortos(pt) pl
  • Russian: мёртвые(ru) pl ( mjórtvyje ), поги́бшие(ru) pl

    ( pogíbšije )

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