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in memoriam

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preposition in me·mo·ri·am \ˌin-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-əm\

Simple Definition of in memoriam

  • : in memory of (someone who has died)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of in memoriam

  1. :  in memory of —used especially in epitaphs

Origin and Etymology of in memoriam

Latin


First Known Use: 1850


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