Exequy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exequy A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession. "But see his exequies fulfilled in Rouen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exequy plural Funeral rites; the ceremonies of burial; obsequies.
    • n exequy A funeral hymn or elegy: as, the exequy on the death of his wife by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pl Exequy eks′e-kwi (only in Exequies, eks′e-kwiz), n. a funeral procession: funeral rites
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exequiae, exsequiae, a funeral procession, fr. exsequi, to follow out: cf. OF. exeques,. See Exequte
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exequiæex, out, sequi, to follow.