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(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization beatification
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints canonisation , canonization
freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life cryonics
insurance or pension money payable to a beneficiary of a deceased death benefit
tax on the estate of the deceased person death duty , death tax , estate tax , inheritance tax
widow holding property received from her deceased husband dowager
mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects funeral-residence , funeral chapel , funeral church , funeral home , funeral parlor , funeral parlour
(Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to a bereaved family that says the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased Mass card
composition for mass of deceased person requiem
hymn for deceased requiem
in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate as set forth by statute right of election
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