Definition of exequy in English:


Line breaks: exe¦quy
Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɪkwi


(exequies) • formal
  • 1Funeral 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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