Funeral rites; obsequies.‘he attended the exequies for the Pope’
burying, interment, committal, inhumationView synonyms
- ‘Victoria's last publication was the Officium defunctorum, written, he states, for the exequies of the dowager empress in 1603, and including his famous six-voice music for the Requiem Mass.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiae ‘funeral ceremonies’, from exsequi ‘follow after’.
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