lie in state

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Definition of lie in state

of the body of a famous leader
: displayed in a coffin in a public place so that people can view it and show respect

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“Lie in state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20in%20state. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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