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English definition of “deceased”

deceased

adjective uk   /dɪˈsiːst/ formal us  
C2 dead: the recently deceased Member of ParliamentDeath and dying

deceased

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈsiːst/ (plural the deceased) formal us  
the deceased C2 a person who has recently died: The deceased shot her mother before killing herself. Five of the deceased were employed by the club.Death and dying
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