1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1
earlier, "register of ecclesiastical deaths, death roll," borrowed from New Latin necrologium, from necro- necro- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy)
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“Necrology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/necrology. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.
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