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 for decease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decease \De*cease"\, n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d['e]c[`e]s, fr.
     L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die;
     de- + cedere to withdraw. See Cease, Cede.]
     Departure, especially departure from this life; death.
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           His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
                                                    --Luke ix. 31.
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           And I, the whilst you mourn for his decease,
           Will with my mourning plaints your plaint increase.
                                                    --Spenser.
  
     Syn: Death; departure; dissolution; demise; release. See
          Death.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decease \De*cease"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deceased; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Deceasing.]
     To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.
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           She's dead, deceased, she's dead.        --Shak.
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           When our summers have deceased.          --Tennyson.
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           Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with
           him, he so far deceases from nature.     --Emerson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decease
      n 1: the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came
           as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will
           pass to your grandchildren" [syn: death, decease,
           expiry] [ant: birth, nascence, nascency,
           nativity]
      v 1: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
           functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
           cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient
           went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age
           of 102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit,
           pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in
           one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost,
           drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant:
           be born]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "decease":
     Z, annihilation, apodosis, bane, be lost, biological death,
     cash in, catastrophe, cease to be, cease to live, ceasing,
     cessation, cessation of life, clinical death, coda, conclusion,
     consummation, crack of doom, crossing the bar, culmination,
     curtain, curtains, death, death knell, debt of nature, demise,
     denouement, depart, depart this life, departure, destination,
     destiny, die, dissolution, doom, drop, dying, ebb of life, effect,
     end, end of life, end point, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology,
     eternal rest, exit, expiration, expire, extinction, extinguishment,
     fall, fall asleep, fate, final solution, final summons,
     final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finger of death,
     finis, finish, go, go out, goal, going, going off, grave,
     hand of death, izzard, jaws of death, knell, last, last breath,
     last debt, last gasp, last muster, last rest, last roundup,
     last sleep, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end,
     leaving life, loss of life, making an end, omega, part, parting,
     pass, pass away, pass on, pass over, passing, passing away,
     passing over, payoff, period, perish, perishing, peroration,
     put off mortality, quietus, quit this world, release, resolution,
     rest, resting place, return to dust, reward, sentence of death,
     shades of death, shadow of death, silence, sleep, somatic death,
     stop breathing, stoppage, stopping place, succumb,
     summons of death, swan song, term, terminal, termination, terminus,
     up and die, windup, yield the ghost
  
  

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