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obsequies

/ ˈɒbsɪkwɪz; ɒbˈsiːkwɪəl /

plural noun

  1. funeral rites


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Derived Forms

  • obsequial, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of obsequies1

C14: via Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin obsequiae (influenced by Latin exsequiae ), from obsequium compliance
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Example Sentences

His obsequies were observed with fitting dignity, accentuated by resounding volleys.

It was he who buried the era of cartoons, although the obsequies were conducted with all pomp.

The obsequies of the departed President were of an imposing kind.

The old man was buried with difficulty, since there was no money to pay for the obsequies, but the hog was eaten.

If we had to deny the obsequies to all who die without confession, we should forget the De profundis!

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