Obsequy

Ob"se*quy

(?), n.;
pl. Obsequies (#).
[L. obsequiae, pl., funeral rites, fr. obsequi: cf. F. obsques. 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.
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I will . . . fetch him hence, and solemnly attend,
With silent obsequy and funeral train.
Milton
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I will myself
Be the chief mourner at his obsequies.
Dryden.
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The funeral obsequies were decently and privately performed by his family.
J. P. Mahaffy.
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2. Obsequiousness. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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