Simple Definition of in memoriam
: in memory of (someone who has died)
Full Definition of in memoriam
: in memory of —used especially in epitaphs
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Since the days of the Roman empire, the words In memoriam, followed by a name, have been found on monuments and gravestones. They may also appear in the dedication of a book or poem; Alfred Tennyson's greatest poem is his immense In Memoriam, written over a period of 17 years to mourn the death of his dear friend Arthur Hallam.
Origin and Etymology of in memoriam
First Known Use: 1850
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