n.pl. formal funeral rites.
Etymology: ME f. OF f. L exsequiae (as EX-(1), sequi follow)

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  • exequies — [eks′i kwēz] pl.n. 〚ME exequies, pl. < OFr < L exequiae < exequi: see EXECUTOR〛 former var. of OBSEQUIES * * * …   Universalium

  • exequies — [eks′i kwēz] pl.n. [ME exequies, pl. < OFr < L exequiae < exequi: see EXECUTOR] former var. of OBSEQUIES …   English World dictionary

  • Exequies — Exequy Ex e*quy, n.; pl. {Exequies}. [L. exequiae, exsequiae, a funeral procession, fr. exsequi to follow out: cf. OF. exeques. See {Exequte}.] A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exequies — /ˈɛksəkwiz / (say eksuhkweez) plural noun (singular exequy /ˈɛksəkwi/ (say eksuhkwee)) funeral rites or ceremonies. {Middle English exequies (plural), from Old French, from Latin exequiae funeral procession} –exequial, adjective …  

  • exèquies — e|xè|qui|es Mot Esdrúixol Nom femení plural …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • exequies — n. funeral ceremony; obsequies (Literary) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exequies — [ ɛksɪkwi] plural noun (sing. exequy) formal funeral rites. Origin ME: via OFr. from L. exsequiae funeral ceremonies , from exsequi follow after …   English new terms dictionary

  • exequies — n. pl. Obsequies, funeral rites, funeral procession, ceremonies of burial …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exequies —   pl. n. pl. funeral ceremony.    ♦ exequial, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • exequy — exequial /ek see kwee euhl/, adj. /ek si kwee/, n., pl. exequies. 1. Usually, exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies. 2. a funeral procession. [1350 1400; ME exequies (pl.) < ML, L exequiae lit., train of followers, equiv. to ex EX 1 +… …   Universalium

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