noun \ˈäb-sə-kwē\
plural ob·se·quies

Definition of OBSEQUY

:  a funeral or burial rite —usually used in plural

Examples of OBSEQUY

  1. <the murder victim's father was the chief mourner at the obsequies>

Origin of OBSEQUY

Middle English obsequie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin obsequiae (plural), alteration of Latin exsequiae, from exsequi to follow out, execute — more at execution
First Known Use: 15th century


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