Me*mo"ri*al (?), a. [F. m'emorial, L. memorialis, fr. memoria. See Memory.]

1.

Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.

There high in air, memorial of my name, Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame. Pope.

2. Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.

3.

Mnemonic; assisting the memory.

This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH. Skeat.

Memorial Day. Same as Decoration Day. [U.S.]

 

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Me*mo"ri*al, n. [Cf. F. m'emorial.]

1.

Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.

Macaulay.

Churches have names; some as memorials of peace, some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity itself. Hooker.

2.

A memorandum; a record.

[Obs. or R.]

Hayward.

3.

A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.

4.

Memory; remembrance.

[Obs.]

Precious is the memorial of the just. Evelyn.

5. Diplomacy

A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.

 

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