- a list of persons who have died within a certain time.
- a notice of death; obituary.
Origin of necrology
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Examples from the Web for necrology
Necrology—The association has lost heavily by death during the past year.
- a list of people recently dead
- a less common word for obituary
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Word Origin and History for necrology
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- The science of the collection, classification, and interpretation of mortality statistics.
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