Definition of mourning ring in English:

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mourning ring


A ring worn to remind the wearer of someone who has died.
Example sentences
  • He remembers his colleagues, Burbage, Heminges, and Condell too, but only to the extent that he leaves them each 26s. 8d. to buy mourning rings.
  • He left at least a dozen bequests of twenty guineas each to family and friends for the purchase of mourning clothes and mourning rings.
  • Just before his execution, the same monarch caused a limited number of mourning rings to be prepared.
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