De*cease" (?), n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d'eces, fr. L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die; de- + cedere to withdraw. See Cease, Cede.]

Departure, especially departure from this life; death.

His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. Luke ix. 31.

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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De*cease", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deceased (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deceasing.]

To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

She's dead, deceased, she's dead. Shak.

When our summers have deceased. Tennyson.

Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with him, he so far deceases from nature. Emerson.


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