exequies

exequy

[ek-si-kwee]
noun, plural exequies.
1.
Usually, exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
2.
a funeral procession.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English exequies (plural) < Medieval Latin, Latin exequiae literally, train of followers, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + sequ(ī) to follow) + -iae, feminine plural noun suffix

exequial [ek-see-kwee-uhl] , adjective
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exequies (ˈɛksɪkwɪz)
 
pl n , sing -quy
the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
 
[C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow]

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