deceased ( deceased plural )
1 n-count The deceased is used to refer to a particular person or to particular people who have recently died. (LEGAL) the N
The identities of the deceased have now been determined.
2 adj A deceased person is one who has recently died.
FORMAL ...his recently deceased mother.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
adj dead, defunct, departed, expired, finished, former, gone, late, lifeless, lost, pushing up daisies
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