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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: cortège, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare 'to attend the royal court', from corte 'court'; from the idea of a group of people following an important person around, as at court

cortege

noun
     
Related topics: Death
cor‧tege [countable]
MX a line of people or cars that move along slowly in a funeral

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