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English definition of “deceased”


noun     /dɪˈsiːst/
the deceased formal used in official documents as a way of referring to a person who has died : Executors have the authority to administer the estate of the deceased.
(Definition of deceased noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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