Ob"se*quy (?), n.; pl. Obsequies (#). [L. obsequiae, pl., funeral rites, fr. obsequi: cf.F. obseques. See Obsequent, and cf. Obsequious.]
The last duty or service to a person, rendered after his death; hence, a rite or ceremony pertaining to burial; -- now used only in the plural.
I will...fetch him hence, and solemnly attend,
With silent obsequy and funeral train.
I will myself
Be the chief mourner at his obsequies.
The funeral obsequies were decently and privately performed by his family
J. P. Mahaffy.
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