obituary

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin obituarius, from Latin obitus (a going to a place, approach, usually a going down, setting (as of the sun), fall, ruin, death), from obire (to go or come to, usually go down, set, fall, perish, die), from ob (toward, to) + ire (to go).

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obituary (plural obituaries)

  1. A brief notice of a person’s death, as published in a newspaper.
  2. A biography of a recently deceased person, written by a journalist and published in a newspaper.

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  • necrology (listing of people who have died during a specific period of time)

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