—v.tr. die earlier than (another person).
—n. a death preceding that of another.
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predecease — pre·de·cease /ˌprē di sēs/ vt ceased, ceas·ing: to die before (another person) when the child predecease s the parent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
Predecease — Pre de*cease, v. t. To die sooner than. If children predecease progenitors. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Predecease — Pre de*cease , n. The death of one person or thing before another. [R.] Brougham. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
predecease — (v.) 1590s, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + DECEASE (Cf. decease) (v.). Related: Predeceased; predeceasing … Etymology dictionary
predecease — ► VERB formal ▪ die before (another person) … English terms dictionary
predecease — [prē΄dē sēs′, prē΄disēs′] vt., vi. predeceased, predeceasing to die before (someone else) … English World dictionary
predecease — 1. noun The death of one person or thing before another. PRIVATE: for the hands of G. J. Utterson ALONE, and in case of his predecease to be destroyed unread, 2. verb To die sooner than. Husbands usually predecease their wives. Ant: outlive … Wiktionary
predecease — UK [ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs] / US [ˌprɪdɪˈsɪs] verb [transitive] Word forms predecease : present tense I/you/we/they predecease he/she/it predeceases present participle predeceasing past tense predeceased past participle predeceased legal to die before… … English dictionary
predecease — verb ( ceased; ceasing) Date: 1593 transitive verb to die before (another person) intransitive verb to die first • predecease noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
predecease — /pree di sees /, v.t., predeceased, predeceasing. to die before (another person, the occurrence of an event, etc.). [1585 95; PRE + DECEASE] * * * … Universalium
predecease — pre|de|cease [ ,pridı sis ] verb transitive LEGAL to die before someone else … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English