obsequies(redirected from obsequial)
n. pl. ob·se·quies
often obsequies A funeral rite or ceremony.
[Middle English obsequi, from Old French obseque, from Medieval Latin obsequiae, alteration (influenced by Latin exsequiae, funeral rites) of Latin obsequia, pl. of obsequium, compliance, dutiful service; see obsequious.]
pl n, sing -quy
[C14: via Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin obsequiae (influenced by Latin exsequiae), from obsequium compliance]
a funeral or funeral ceremony. Sometimes obsequy.See also: Burial