Definition of departed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    departed

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈpɑːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrtɪd//
     
    [only before noun](formal) Death
     
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  1. 1dead. People say departed to avoid saying dead your dear departed brother See related entries: Death
  2. 2the departed noun (pl. the departed) the person who has died According to the story, the spirit of the departed returns to inhabit his wife.
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