Demised vs Deceased - What's the difference?

demised | deceased |


As a verb demised

is (demise).

As an adjective deceased is

no longer alive.

As a noun deceased is

a dead person.

demised

English

Verb

(head)
  • (demise)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    demise

    English

    (wikipedia demise)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
  • Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
  • Death.
  • End (less common, usually in a negative manner).
  • The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.

    Verb

    (demis)
  • (transitive, obsolete, legal) To give.
  • (legal) To convey, as by will or lease.
  • (legal) To transmit by inheritance.
  • (legal) To pass by inheritance.
  • To die.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    deceased

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • No longer alive
  • * That parrot is definitely deceased , and when I purchased it not ’alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk. Monty Python
  • Belonging to the dead.
  • * The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
  • (legal): One who has died. In property law', the alternate term decedent is generally used. In ' criminal law , “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
  • Synonyms

    * (no longer alive) asleep, at peace, at rest, dead, departed, late, gone

    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease)

    Noun

    (deceased)
  • A dead person
  • * The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
  • (plural deceased ) dead people
  • * A memorial to the deceased of two World Wars.
  • (legal): One who has died. In property law', the alternate term decedent is generally used. In ' criminal law , “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
  • Synonyms

    * (dead person) dead person, dead soul, deceased person, decedent, departed, late * dead people, dead souls, deceased people, decedents, departed

    Usage notes

    Deceased'' is commonly used in legal and journalistic settings. ''Departed is most commonly used in religious settings.