obsequy

[ ob-si-kwee ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwi /

noun, plural ob·se·quies. Usually obsequies.

a funeral rite or ceremony.

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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Examples from the Web for obsequy

  • 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