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obsequy

[ ob-si-kwee ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwi /
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noun, plural ob·se·quies.Usually obsequies.
a funeral rite or ceremony.
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Origin of obsequy

1350–1400; Middle English obseque<Middle French <Late Latin obsequiae, alteration (by confusion with exsequiae funeral rites) of obsequia, plural of Latin obsequium;see obsequious

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH obsequy

obsequies , obsequious
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How to use obsequy in a sentence

  • I was glad when it was over; our own simple service, read by the merest layman, would surely have been a more fitting obsequy.

    Border and Bastille|George A. Lawrence
  • All below was a dark blue twilight, as if for an obsequy within instead of for one on the roof.

    A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions
  • 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
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