Definition of obsequies noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɒbsəkwiz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbsəkwiz//
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funeral ceremonies state obsequies Word Origin late Middle English: plural of obsolete obsequy, from Anglo-Norman French obsequie, from the medieval Latin plural obsequiae (from Latin exsequiae ‘funeral rites’, influenced by obsequium ‘dutiful service’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obsequies