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- n. Funeral rites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural Funeral rites; the ceremonies of burial; obsequies.
- n. A funeral hymn or elegy: as, the exequy on the death of his wife by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester.
From Old French exequies, from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiæ ‘train of followers’. (Wiktionary)