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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.

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Corporate owned life insurance is includable in a decedent's estate if the decedent owned more than 50 percent of the corporation's stock at his death, but only to the extent it is payable to a party other than the corporation or its creditors.
No matter who the beneficiary is, the income, when received, will be taxed to the beneficiary as it would have been taxed to the decedent.
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1977), saw the decedent's individual heirs at law bring an action against the son of the decedent who was also the personal representative of the estate.
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A surprising result is the relative similarity of overall rates of return on assets among the 1976, 1992, and 2007 decedent studies.
Decedents received intravenous fluids (35 [73%]), ORS (27 [56%]), both (20 [42%]), or neither (3 [9%]).
The names, ages, relationship to the Decedent and residence address of the person entitled to receive the property of the Decedent as surviving spouse, heirs or devisees of Decedent's will are:
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Thus, the estate or beneficiary who receives IRD will pay tax on that income in the same manner as the decedent.
According to Nurse Collins, Nurse Badmus should have monitored the decedent herself.