decedent

Definition

A person who has died.

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The will of the decedent was read, and it was revealed that he left all of his money to his youngest daughter.

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The family was recently gathered at the trustee's office for the purpose of reading the decedent's last will and testament.

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Agent Dick Gill pleaded with the woman in human resources, that if she'd only listen, he could prove to her he wasn't a decedent.

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