obsequy

[ob-si-kwee]
noun, plural obsequies. Usually, obsequies.
a funeral rite or ceremony.

Origin:
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

obsequies, obsequious.
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obsequies (ˈɒbsɪkwɪz)
 
pl n , sing -quy
funeral rites
 
[C14: via Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin obsequiae (influenced by Latin exsequiae), from obsequium compliance]
 
obsequial
 
adj

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obsequy
late 14c., from L. obsequium (see obsequious). Now usually in plural, obsequies.
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Example sentences
He too might well have been disappointed that his obsequies were not grander.
The people, counted by tens of thousands, thronged the streets while his obsequies proceeded.
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