plural exequies
: a funeral rite or ceremony
sometimes : a funeral procession
now chiefly used in plural

Word History


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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“Exequy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exequy. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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