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exequial Line breaks: ex|equial
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsiːkwɪəl/

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Definition of exequial in English:


Relating to a funeral.
Example sentences
  • The Exequial Mass was held in the Convent Chapel on Monday 7 February, followed by burial in the Pauline enclosure at the Sewri Cemetery.
  • On the morrow, three bodies were found exactly alike, each laid out with the same exequial pomp, and each congregation carried off one, which was ever after held in the greatest reverence.
  • The procession was a half mile long numbering nearly a hundred carriages aud was preceded by a military band which discoursed exequial music from the church to the cemetery.


Early 17th century: from Latin exsequialis, from exsequiae 'funeral ceremonies', from exsequi 'to follow after': see -al.

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