obsequy

noun ob·se·quy \ ˈäb-sə-kwē \

Definition of obsequy

plural obsequies
: a funeral or burial rite usually used in plural

Examples of obsequy in a Sentence

  1. the murder victim's father was the chief mourner at the obsequies

Origin and Etymology of obsequy

Middle English obsequie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin obsequiae (plural), alteration of Latin exsequiae, from exsequi to follow out, execute — more at execution


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