- Usually exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
- a funeral procession.
Origin of exequy
1350–1400; Middle English exequies (plural) < Medieval Latin, Latin exequiae literally, train of followers, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sequ(ī) to follow) + -iae, feminine plural noun suffix
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Also I bequeath for two candles to burn at my exequies 30 lbs.Life in a Medival City
His bodie was buried in an old churchyard of the pied friers, without any manner of exequies of funerall seruice doone for him.
- the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow
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