What does the word decease mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Death.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To die.

Usage examples for decease

  1. But Sir Harry is the impatient one: and has begun to talk of his decease. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Nothing could exceed, save in the case of a sovereign, the splendour of the funeral ceremonies observed after the Duke's decease. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  3. The date of the approaching decease is indicated either by the extent to which the shroud covers the body, or by the time of day at which the vision is seen; for if it be in the early morning they say that the man will die during the same day, but if it be in the evening, then it will be only some time within a year. – Clairvoyance by Charles Webster Leadbeater