deceased


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deceased

(dĭ-sēst′)
adj.
No longer living; dead.
n. pl. deceased
A dead person.

deceased

adjective Dead, defunct, departed.

noun A person who is dead.

Forensics
Deceased is generally preferred in the UK, while decedent is used in the US.
References in classic literature ?
We went up stairs - into the chamber where the body of Mademoiselle L'Espanaye had been found, and where both the deceased still lay.
It could not have belonged to either of the deceased.
Having concluded his statement the witness proceeded to identify the remains of the deceased.
In answer to further inquiries, he declared that he knew nothing of the family, or of the place of residence, of the deceased.
A relative of the deceased, seeing the report of the adjourned inquest, had appeared (accompanied by a medical gentleman); had seen the photograph; and had declared the identification by Henry Forth to be correct.
Before bed-time I went upstairs to prepare the remains of the deceased lady for the coffin.
He referred her to Count Fosco's letter, and to what she had herself told him of the personal resemblance between Anne and his deceased niece, and he positively declined to admit to his presence, even for one minute only, a madwoman, whom it was an insult and an outrage to have brought into his house at all.
The deceased was an American gentleman who had been residing for some weeks in the Metropolis.
Every effort should be made to find the secretary, Stangerson, and to ascertain some particulars of the habits of the deceased.
These filings will show if a will has been offered for probate, and/or whether any individual has requested letters of administration in reference to the estate of the deceased person.
With the current financial environment and the need many creditors have to raise capital, we wanted to understand the viability and scope of the market for deceased debt sales," said Steve Farsht, president and COO, DCM Services.
In the ceremony Muzamil Khan, father of eight-year-old deceased girl Alishba, Habib-ur- Rehman, father of 10-year-old Farhanda Khan, mother of four-years-old Moazam and son of last killed Ghuncha Gul received cheques.