noun(exequies) • formal
- Funeral rites; obsequies: he attended the exequies for the dead popeMore example sentences
- Victoria's last publication was the Officium defunctorum, written, he states, for the exequies of the dowager empress in 1603, and including his famous six-voice music for the Requiem Mass.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiae 'funeral ceremonies', from exsequi 'follow after'.
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