- the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Usually, exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
- a funeral procession.
- Medieval Latin, Latin exequiae literally, train of followers, equivalent. to ex- ex-1 + sequ(ī) to follow) + -iae, feminine plural noun, nominal suffix
- Middle English exequies (plural) 1350–1400