At last we got through the obsequies, shouldered the spoils between us, and started.
"The obsequies of a pirate are best held in late afternoon," he replied.
He was lying in state at his house above the harbour where we landed, and we were invited to assist at the obsequies.
They were ostentatiously solemnizing the obsequies of the departed monarch.
His obsequies were celebrated with the military pomp suited to his station.
The obsequies of the departed President were of an imposing kind.
Scarcely less magnificent were the obsequies accorded by the people of America to General Grant.
They were the obsequies of poverty, with which pride had nothing to do.
By the authority of Achilles a truce of eleven days was granted to the Trojans to celebrate the obsequies of Hector.
The Pope's chamberlain attended the obsequies, which was unusual.
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.