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Decedent

An individual who has died. The term literally means "one who is dying," but it is commonly used in the law to denote one who has died, particularly someone who has recently passed away.

A decedent's estate is the real and Personal Property that an individual owns upon his or her death.

decedent

n. the person who has died, sometimes referred to as the "deceased."

decedent

noun dead man, dead person, deceased, deceased person, demised, departed, he who has passed away, intestate individual, she who has expired, testator
Associated concepts: decedent's estate, obligation of the decedent, transaction with decedent
See also: dead

decedent

(US) a deceased person.

DECEDENT. In the acts of descent and distribution in Pennsylvania, this word is frequently used for a deceased person, testate or intestate.