Definition of Obsequy

1. n. 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.

Definition of Obsequy

1. Noun. The last office for the dead ¹

2. Noun. (especially in the plural) A funeral rite or service. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Obsequy

1. a funeral rite [n -QUIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Obsequy

obsecrated
obsecrates
obsecrating
obsecration
obsecrations
obsecratory
obsequent
obsequie
obsequience
obsequiences
obsequies
obsequious
obsequiously
obsequiousness
obsequity
obsequy (current term)
observ'd
observabilities
observability
observable
observables
observably
observance
observances
observancy
observant
observantine
observantly
observants
observation

Literary usage of Obsequy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Chronicle of Froissart by Jean Froissart (1902)
"... his obsequy was done. And there at was kinge Johan, and his yonge sonne the prince of ... After the obsequy ..."

2. Journal of the British Archaeological Association by British Archaeological Association (1900)
"A different illustration accompanies " The obsequy of Faire Phillida"; the coffin, borne by four men, is covered with a black pall or hearse, ..."

3. The Life of Archbishop Cranmer by Henry John Todd (1831)
"Proceedings of the convocation—Marriages of priests—Of divorces—Cranmer officiates at the obsequy for the French king—Directs a thanksgiving on account of ..."

4. The Life of Archbishop Cranmer by Henry John Todd (1831)
"Proceedings of the convocation—Marriages of priests—Of divorces—Cranmer officiates at the obsequy for the French king—Directs a thanksgiving on account of ..."

5. Calendar of State Papers: Foreign Series, of the Reign of Elizabeth by Great Britain Public Record Office (1863)
"Prays Cecil to remember the 100Z. for the late Emperor's obsequy. ... obsequy of the EMPEROR CHARLES VBO " The account of Sir Edward ..."

6. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1832)
"obsequy. Ill Luminous Appearance on the Ears of a Horse. — Sir, Some years ago I met with the following adventure; the rationale of which I nave never ..."

7. The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-taylor of London, from A.D by Henry Machyn, John Gough Nichols (1848)
"Item, at the obsequy of Mr. Mendoca, kept the second and third day of January, for iij. tapers ......... x W. Item, at the obsequy of Mr. Joh'n Mendoca, ..."

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