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exequy

[ek-si-kwee] /ˈɛk sɪ kwi/
noun, plural exequies.
1.
Usually, exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
2.
a funeral procession.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Related forms
exequial
[ek-see-kwee-uh l] /ɛkˈsi kwi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exequies

exequies

/ˈɛksɪkwɪz/
plural noun (sing) -quy
1.
the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
Word Origin
C14: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow
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