from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. In memory of; as a memorial to. Used especially in epitaphs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In memory (of); as a memorial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): a phrase often put at the beginning of epitaphs or obituary inscriptions or notices.


From Latin in memoriam, to the memory (of) : in, in, into + memoriam, accusative of memoria, memory.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin in memoriamĀ ("into memory"). (Wiktionary)


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