1. predecease

verb. die before; die earlier than.


  • exit
  • pop off
  • conk
  • expire
  • die
  • pass
  • pass away
  • perish
  • drop dead
  • croak
  • give-up the ghost
  • go
  • decease
  • buy the farm
  • kick the bucket
  • cash in one's chips
  • choke


  • survive
  • log in
  • dock
  • get on


  • decease (English)
  • décès (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pre- (English)

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Sentences with predecease

1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If the provisions of Section 21110 are what you want if any of your beneficiaries predecease you, simply repeat that intent in your will.

2. Verb, base form
Depending on your circumstances, you might have a very limited period of time to use this option or you might have a lifetime -- but only if your spouse doesn't predecease you.

3. Verb, past tense
If all these heirs predecease him, his real estate will go to his parents, then to his siblings and finally to his nieces and nephews.

4. Noun, singular or mass
If you have no spouse, no children, no grandchildren and your parents predecease you, the court will look for other relatives to inherit your property.