necrology


ne·crol·o·gy

noun \nə-ˈkrä-lə-jē, ne-\
plural ne·crol·o·gies

Definition of NECROLOGY

1
:  obituary
2
:  a list of the recently dead
nec·ro·log·i·cal \ˌne-krə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
ne·crol·o·gist \nə-ˈkrä-lə-jist, ne-\ noun

Examples of NECROLOGY

  1. <the club's founder recently died, and this month's newsletter includes a lengthy necrology>

Origin of NECROLOGY

New Latin necrologium, from necr- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy)
First Known Use: 1799

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