exequy

noun ex·e·quy \ ˈeksəkwē \

Definition of exequy

plural exequies
: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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