cortege

[kawr-tezh, -teyzh]
noun
1.
a procession, especially a ceremonial one: a funeral cortege.
2.
a line or train of attendants; retinue.
Also, cortège.


Origin:
1670–80; < French < Italian corteggio courtly retinue, derivative of corteggiare to court, itself derivative of corte court

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cortege or cortège (kɔːˈteɪʒ)
 
n
1.  a formal procession, esp a funeral procession
2.  a train of attendants; retinue
 
[C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from cortecourt]
 
cortège or cortège
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to attend, from cortecourt]

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cortege
1649, "train of attendants," from Fr. cortège (16c.), from It. corteggio "retinue," from corte "court," from L. cohortem (see court).
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Example sentences
He ordered a memorial cross to be built wherever the cortege rested.
But as long as you're not making goo-goo eyes in the funeral cortege,
  everything should be fine.
Closes casket and leads funeral cortege to church or burial site.
In no case shall a funeral cortege be halted by the work being performed by the
  contractor.
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