I verb cease existing, cease living, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, come to an end, demise, depart, depart from life, die, end one's life, expire, lose life, meet death, pass away, pass on, perish, succumb associated concepts: decedent's estate II index death, demise (death), die, end (termination), expire

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To die.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Decease — De*cease , n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d[ e]c[ e]s, fr. L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die; de + cedere to withdraw. See {Cease}, {Cede}.] Departure, especially departure from this life; death. [1913 Webster] His decease,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decease — death, early 14c., from O.Fr. deces (12c., Mod.Fr. décès) decease, death, from L. decessus death (euphemism for mors), also a retirement, a departure, from decess , pp. stem of decedere die, depart, withdraw, lit. to go down, from de away (see D …   Etymology dictionary

  • decease — [n] death buying the farm*, curtains*, defunction, demise, departure, dissolution, dying, grim reaper*, passing, passing away, passing over, quietus, release, silence, sleep, taps*, the end; concept 304 Ant. birth decease [v] pass away; expire… …   New thesaurus

  • Decease — De*cease , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deceased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deceasing}.] To depart from this life; to die; to pass away. [1913 Webster] She s dead, deceased, she s dead. Shak. [1913 Webster] When our summers have deceased. Tennyson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decease — *death, demise, passing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • decease — ► NOUN formal or Law ▪ death. ► VERB archaic ▪ die. ORIGIN Latin decessus death , from decedere to die …   English terms dictionary

  • decease — [dē sēs′, disēs′] n. [ME & OFr deces < L decessus, lit., departure, pp. of decedere, to depart, go away < de , from + cedere, to go: see CEDE] death vi. deceased, deceasing to die SYN. DIE1 …   English World dictionary

  • decease — noun Etymology: Middle English deces, from Anglo French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de + cedere to go Date: 14th century departure from life ; death • decease intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decease — de·cease di sēs n departure from life: DEATH decease vi, de·ceased; de·ceas·ing …   Medical dictionary

  • decease — de|cease [dıˈsi:s] n [U] law death ▪ On your decease, the house passes to your wife …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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