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predecease

[pree-di-sees] /ˌpri dɪˈsis/
verb (used with object), predeceased, predeceasing.
1.
to die before (another person, the occurrence of an event, etc.).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; pre- + decease
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Examples from the web for predecease
  • Eligible spouses may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.
  • Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.
  • Eligible spouses may be buried even if they predecease the veteran.
  • We reject the argument that revocation of a trust term equates to predecease.
British Dictionary definitions for predecease

predecease

/ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs/
verb
1.
to die before (some other person)
noun
2.
(rare) earlier death
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Word Origin and History for predecease
v.

"to die before," 1590s, from pre- + decease (v.). Related: Predeceased; predeceasing.

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