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Definition of Obsequies

Obsequies
Obsequy Ob"se*quy, n.; pl. Obsequies. [L. obsequiae, pl., funeral rites, fr. obsequi: cf.F. obs[`e]ques. See Obsequent, and cf. Obsequious.] 1. The last duty or service to a person, rendered after his death; hence, a rite or ceremony pertaining to burial; -- now used only in the plural. --Spencer. I will . . . fetch him hence, and solemnly attend, With silent obsequy and funeral train. --Milton I will myself Be the chief mourner at his obsequies. --Dryden. The funeral obsequies were decently and privately performed by his family --J. P. Mahaffy. 2. Obsequiousness. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
Obsequies
Obsequies Ob"se*quies, n.pl. See Obsequy.

Meaning of Obsequies from wikipedia

- Funerary practices in different cultures A funeral is a ceremony connected with the final disposition of a corpse, such as a burial or cremation, with...
- of a completely silent musical composition. His Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Great Deaf Man of 1897 consists of twenty-four blank measures. It...
- the UK in 1944. It was published in the US a year later under the title Obsequies at Oxford. Crispin's debut novel, it contains the first appearance of...
- about the bustum, or pile of a deceased person, in the ceremony of his obsequies. At first, the practice was to sacrifice captives on the tomb, or at the...
- before a pool of water. She plays with a long garland of roses. In The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat (1886, 32 x 49"), a priestess kneels before an altar...
- Maximilian I and Pope Leo X. Thus, after the celebration of Ferdinand II's obsequies on 14 March 1516, Charles was proclaimed king of the crowns of Castile...
- Guru Granth Sahib. It can be performed in conjunction with weddings, obsequies, anniversaries, funeral services and other occasions when a family or...
- biographies recounting the lives of those who have recently died; nor with obsequies, which refer generally to the rituals surrounding funerals. Catholic priests...
- The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat, by John Reinhard Weguelin (1886)....
- civilwarhome.com. Laurel Hill Cemetery Eicher, p. 384; "The Soldier's Rest.; Obsequies of Gen. Meade in Philadelphia" (PDF). The New York Times. November 11...
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