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Meaning of deceased

de•ceased

Pronunciation: (di-sēst'), [key]
— adj.
  1. no longer living; dead.
—n.
  1. to speak well of the deceased.
    1. the particular dead person or persons referred to.
    2. dead persons collectively:to speak well of the deceased.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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