/ (ˈɒbsɪkwɪz) /
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pl n singular -quy
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Derived forms of obsequiesobsequial (ɒbˈsiːkwɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for obsequies
C14: via Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin obsequiae (influenced by Latin exsequiae), from obsequium compliance
Words nearby obsequies
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How to use obsequies in a sentence
His obsequies were observed with fitting dignity, accentuated by resounding volleys.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
It was he who buried the era of cartoons, although the obsequies were conducted with all pomp.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
The obsequies of the departed President were of an imposing kind.Art in England|Dutton Cook
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!