from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A list of people who have died, especially in the recent past or during a specific period.
- n. An obituary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A church register containing the names of those connected with the church who have died.
- n. A listing of people who have died during a specific period of time.
- n. A notice of death; an obituary.
- n. The study of death or the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An account of deaths, or of the dead; a register of deaths; a collection of obituary notices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A register of persons, as members of a society, etc., who die within a certain time; an obituary, or a collection of obituary notices.
- n. Formerly, in religious houses, a book which contained the names of persons for whose souls prayer was to be offered, as founders of the establishment, benefactors, and members.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
- n. a list of people who died recently
Next were the Gospel readings used at pretiosa (text recited after the reading from the Martyrology in the chapterhouse after the Office of Prime) .121 At the close of the manuscript are the Augustinian Rule and Raymond of Peñafort's version of the Order's constitutions. 122 A comparison between the prototype and the Unterlinden manuscript shows that the necrology is specific to the codex's community, in the first case the men in charge of the
"The necrology package - or as I call them at this show: the lucky ones."
The Unterlinden example is found in a manuscript that dates to the end of the thirteenth century with some additional fourteenth-century material, as well as continuous additions to the necrology in the calendar. 118 The collection begins with a computation table and a calendar (incorporating a necrology for the community).
The first half begins with a necrology and calendar for the nuns, prioresses, and confessors of Maria Magdalena, as well as the General Masters of the Order based upon the Humbert prototype.
When he had begun as Medical Examiner, forensics were virtually non-existent; now it occupied more floor space and staff than necrology, and more of his time too.
Oh, and if I can include one other figure in this necrology, it was reported from London that the world's oldest man, Henry Allingham, the last surviving World War I veteran, died at the very ripe age of 113.
This prompted Ted, who's made necrology a specialty, to note that two prominent same-day deaths are rare.
The book contains the Old Testament, the New Testament, a necrology of the Podlazice monastery, a list of Podlazice fraternity members, a script on natural history, the oldest Czech Latin chronicle – there are eleven contents items in all.
- NTodd is taking early bets on the 2008 necrology report.
We read a necrology of people who have been members and died since the church was founded.
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