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

  Decedent \De*ce"dent\, a. [L. decedens, p. pr. of decedere.]
     Removing; departing. --Ash.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decedent \De*ce"dent\, n.
     A deceased person. --Bouvier.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decedent
      n 1: someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead
           person would have done" [syn: dead person, dead soul,
           deceased person, deceased, decedent, departed]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DECEDENT. In the acts of descent and distribution in Pennsylvania, this word 
  is frequently used for a deceased person, testate or intestate. 
  
  

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