predecease

[pree-di-sees]
verb (used with object), predeceased, predeceasing.
to die before (another person, the occurrence of an event, etc.).

Origin:
1585–95; pre- + decease

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predecease (ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs)
 
vb
1.  to die before (some other person)
 
n
2.  rare earlier death

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predecease
1593, from pre- + decease (q.v.).
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Example sentences
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.
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