predeceased spouse

Definition of "predeceased spouse"
  1. A husband or wife who passes away before the person who created the will while they're still married
How to use "predeceased spouse" in a sentence
  1. In his will, he left all his assets to his predeceased spouse, thus the assets passed to their children.
  2. A predeceased spouse cannot inherit any property as they passed away before the will came into effect.
  3. She made substantial provision for her predeceased spouse in her will which further complicated the estate distribution.

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