- a funeral rite or ceremony.
Origin of obsequy
Examples from the Web for obsequy
The second day after his obsequy was done reverently, and on his body laid a tomb of stone and his banner hanging over him.Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)
Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
All below was a dark blue twilight, as if for an obsequy within instead of for one on the roof.A Case in Camera
Word Origin and History for obsequy
late 14c., from Old French obseque, osseque "funeral rites," from Medieval Latin obsequiae, influenced in sense by confusion of Latin obsequium "compliance" (see obsequious) with exsequiae "funeral rites." Now usually in plural, obsequies.