Definition of exequy in English:

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exequy

Pronunciation: /ˈeksikwē/

noun

(exequies) formal
Funeral rites; obsequies: he attended the exequies for the Pope
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  • 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.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiae 'funeral ceremonies', from exsequi 'follow after'.

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Syllabification: ex·e·quy

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