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exequy

[ ek-si-kwee ]
/ ˈɛk sɪ kwi /
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noun, plural ex·e·quies.
Usually exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
a funeral procession.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM exequy

ex·e·qui·al [ek-see-kwee-uhl], /ɛkˈsi kwi əl/, adjective
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