Definition of exequy
: a funeral rite or ceremony; sometimes : a funeral procession —now chiefly used in plural
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Origin and Etymology of exequy
Middle English exequies, exequise, singular & plural, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French exequies, plural, from Latin exequiae, exsequiae, plural, from exequi, exsequi to follow, perform, execute
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