Meaning of “deceased” in the English Dictionary

"deceased" in American English

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deceasedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /dɪˈsist/


The paintings are by his deceased brother, Dan.

deceasednoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈsist/

someone who has recently died:

There will be no service, at the deceased’s request.

(Definition of “deceased” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deceased" in Business English

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uk /dɪˈsiːst/ us formal


A death certificate for the deceased owner of the property is required.


uk /dɪˈsiːst/ us
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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)