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exequy Line breaks: exe¦quy
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɪkwi/

Definition of exequy in English:


1 formal Funeral rites: he attended the exequies for the dead 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.
1.1 (exequy) literary A funeral ode.


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

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