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Definition: Decedent

What is the dictionary definition of Decedent?

Dictionary Definition

n. the person who has died, sometimes referred to as the “deceased.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Decedent. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 27, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Decedent. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 27, 2021).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Decedent are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th April, 2020 | 2 Views.