What does the word Obsequies mean?

    Part of speech: noun plural

  • Funeral rites.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Anthony Trollope