What does the word obituary mean?

Usage examples for obituary

  1. Barnes had outlived not only his contemporaries but his renown, and most of the journalists detailed to write his obituary notice had evidently found it a hard task to say why he should be held in remembrance. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. He died in 1842, " amid the regrets of a community who," to adopt the language of a contemporary obituary, " loved him for the mild excellence of his domestic and private character, no less than they esteemed him as a public man." – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding