undeparted

departed

[dih-pahr-tid]
adjective
1.
deceased; dead.
2.
gone; past.
noun
3.
the departed.
a.
the dead person referred to.
b.
dead persons collectively.

Origin:
1550–60; depart + -ed2

undeparted, adjective
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departed (dɪˈpɑːtɪd)
 
adj
euphemistic
 a.  dead; deceased
 b.  (as sing or collective noun; preceded by the): the departed

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depart
early 13c., from O.Fr. departir, from L.L. departire "divide" (transitive), from de- "from" + partire "to part, divide," from pars (gen. partis) "a part." As a euphemism for "to die" (to depart this life) it is attested from c.1500. Transitive in Eng. lingers in some senses;
the wedding service was till death us depart until 1662.
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