noun, plural ex·e·quies.

Usually exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
a funeral procession.

Nearby words

  1. exenterate,
  2. exenteration,
  3. exenteritis,
  4. exequatur,
  5. exequies,
  6. exercise,
  7. exercise ball,
  8. exercise bicycle,
  9. exercise bike,
  10. exercise book

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

Related formsex·e·qui·al [ek-see-kwee-uh l] /ɛkˈsi kwi əl/, adjective

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pl n singular -quy

the rites and ceremonies used at funerals

Word Origin for exequies

C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow

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