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obsequy (plural obsequies)
- The last office for the dead.
- (chiefly in the plural) A funeral rite or service.
- 1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […], [London]: Printed by [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], 1542, OCLC 932884868, folio i, verso, lines 133–135, column 2:
- 1919 — Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 13
- But, to-day, there were no obsequies to observe at all.
▼ English terms derived from the PIE root *sekʷ- (follow) (0 c, 107 e)