1Funeral rites: he attended the exequies for the dead pope
More 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'.
Definition of exequy in:
- The US English dictionary