Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun plural Funeral rites; the ceremonies of burial; obsequies.
  • noun A funeral hymn or elegy: as, the exequy on the death of his wife by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession.

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  • noun obsolete, now only in plural Funeral rites.

Etymologies

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From Old French exequies, from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiæ ‘train of followers’.

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