decease


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decease

(dĭ-sēs′)
intr.v. de·ceased, de·ceasing, de·ceases
To die.
n.
The act of dying; death.
References in classic literature ?
The medical opinion with regard to his own recent and regretted decease had almost entirely obviated the idea that a murder was committed in the former case.
Hardly a week after his decease, one of the Cunard steamers brought intelligence of the death, by cholera, of Judge Pyncheon's son, just at the point of embarkation for his native land.
By their decease I became the lawfull Inheritress of their House and Fortune.