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obit

[ oh-bit for 1; oh-bit, ob-it for 2, 3; especially British ob-it for 1-3 ]
/ oʊˈbɪt for 1; ˈoʊ bɪt, ˈɒb ɪt for 2, 3; especially British ˈɒb ɪt for 1-3 /
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noun
Informal. an obituary.
the date of a person's death.
Obsolete. a Requiem Mass.
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Origin of obit

1325–75; Middle English obite<Latin obitus death, equivalent to obi- (stem of obīre to meet, meet one's death, die; ob-ob- + īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action
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British Dictionary definitions for obit

obit
/ (ˈɒbɪt, ˈəʊbɪt) /

noun informal
short for obituary
a memorial service
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