Part of speech: noun

Funeral rites.

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Usage examples "obsequies":

  1. You can bear up somehow, so long as the arrangements and cares and melancholy tributes of the obsequies last. - "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.
  2. Unwillingly do the manes of the dead taste the tears shed by their kinsmen: then wail not, but perform the funeral obsequies with diligence. - "Vikram-and-the-Vampire-Classic-Hindu-Tales-of-Adventure-Magic-and-Romance", Burton, Isabel, Lady.
  3. Mr. Palliser, with the cousins, had gone to Gatherum, whither also had been sent all that remained of the late Duke, in order that fitting funeral obsequies might be celebrated over the great family vault. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.