in memoriam

preposition in me·mo·ri·am \ ˌin-mə-ˈmȯr-ē-əm \

Definition of in memoriam

:in memory of used especially in epitaphs

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Since the days of the Roman empire, the words In memoriam, followed by a name, have been found on monuments and gravestones. They may also appear in the dedication of a book or poem; Alfred Tennyson's greatest poem is his immense In Memoriam, written over a period of 17 years to mourn the death of his dear friend Arthur Hallam.

Origin and Etymology of in memoriam

Latin


IN MEMORIAM Defined for English Language Learners

in memoriam

preposition

Definition of in memoriam for English Language Learners

  • : in memory of (someone who has died)



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