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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
obsequiesob‧se‧quies /ˈɒbsəkwiz $ ˈɑːb-/ noun [plural] formal  MXa funeral ceremony
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obsequiesShe just hoped she would be spared a pressing invitation to his obsequies.He also wished to leave because the nuns were still engaged in the obsequies preceding the funerals of their two dead colleagues.Some of the obsequies that marked Chris Woodhead's passing spoke of his work to improve school standards.
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