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in memoriam

[in muh-mawr-ee-uh m, -mohr-] /ɪn məˈmɔr i əm, -ˈmoʊr-/
adverb, preposition
1.
in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): used on gravestones, in obituaries, etc.
Origin of in memoriam
1840-1850
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1840-50
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in memoriam

/ɪn mɪˈmɔːrɪəm/
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1.
in memory of; as a memorial to: used in obituaries, epitaphs, etc
Word Origin
Latin
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Word Origin and History for in memoriam

Latin, literally "in memory of" (see memory).

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in memoriam in Culture
in memoriam [(in muh-mawr-ee-uhm)]

A Latin phrase meaning “in memory of.” This phrase often precedes a name in obituaries and on tombstones.

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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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