obsequies

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ob·se·quy

 (ŏb′sĭ-kwē)
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.]
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obsequies

(ˈɒbsɪkwɪz)
pl n, sing -quy
funeral rites
[C14: via Anglo-Norman from Medieval Latin obsequiae (influenced by Latin exsequiae), from obsequium compliance]
obsequial adj
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obsequies

a funeral or funeral ceremony. Sometimes obsequy.
See also: Burial
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obsequies

[ˈɒbsɪkwɪz] NPL (frm) → exequias fpl
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obsequies

pl (form)Beerdigungsfeier f, → Leichenbegängnis nt (liter)
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Rama-Rama." One does not have an obsequial dinner every day.
In the third month of Qinglong 3, on the renshen day,(22) with the empress dowager |Guo~ in a catalpa coffin, they ended the obsequial period and were going to bury her at Western Tumulus in Shouyang.