Obsequies



[ob-si-kwee] /ˈɒb sɪ kwi/

noun, plural obsequies. Usually, obsequies
1.
a funeral rite or ceremony.
/ˈɒbsɪkwɪz/
plural noun (sing) -quy
1.
funeral rites
n.

“funeral rites,” plural of obsequy.
n.

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.

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