[in muh-mawr-ee-uh m, -mohr-]
- in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): used on gravestones, in obituaries, etc.
Origin of in memoriam
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1840–50
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- in memory of; as a memorial to: used in obituaries, epitaphs, etc
Word Origin for in memoriam
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Latin, literally "in memory of" (see memory).
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