Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A deceased person.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A deceased person; one who has lately died. Etymologically the word denotes a person who is dying, but it has come to be used in law as signifying any defunct person, (testete or intestate,) but always with reference to the settlement of his estate or the execution of his will. In re JZeph's Estate, 50 Hun, 523, 3 N. Y. Supp. 460.