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defunctadjective abrogated, all gone, all over with, annulled, cancelled, dead, deceased, demised, departed, devoid of life, ended, exanimate, expired, extinct, finished, gone, gone out of existence, inactive, inefficacious, inoperative, no longer living, no more, not endowed with life, not existing, not in action, not in force, obsolete, out of fashion, passed away, past, perished, terminated, unknown, unobserved, unused, vanished, void, without life
Associated concepts: defunct business, defunct corporation
See also: dead, deceased, invalid, lifeless, null, null and void, outdated
DEFUNCT. A term used for one that is deceased or dead. In some acts of assembly in Pennsylvania, such deceased person is called a decedent. (q.v.)