This page has 5 definitions of deceased in English. Deceased is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use deceased in a sentence are shown. Also define these 9 related words and terms: alive, dead, law, property law, decedent, criminal law, victim, homicide, and person.
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːst/
- (US) enPR: dē-sēst' IPA(key): /diˈsist/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /diˈsist/, /diˈsizd/, /dɪˈsizd/
- (Nigeria) IPA(key): /dɪˈzizd/
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- Homophone: diseased (Nigeria)
- Rhymes: -iːst
deceased (not comparable)
- 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.
- Monty Python
- Belonging to the dead.
- The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
- (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.
Decedent definitionA dead person.
- Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease).
- (no longer alive): asleep (euphemistic), at peace (euphemistic), at rest (euphemistic), dead, departed (euphemistic), late, gone (euphemistic)
deceased (plural deceased or deceaseds)
- A dead person.
- The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
- a memorial to the deceased of two World Wars
- (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.