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ex•e•quy  (eksi kwē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -quies. 
  1. Usually,  exequies. funeral rites or ceremonies; obsequies.
  2. a funeral procession.
ex•e•qui•al  (ek sēkwē əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • 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


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

exequies /ˈɛksɪkwɪz/ pl n ( sing -quy)
  1. the rites and ceremonies used at funerals
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin exequiae (plural) funeral procession, rites, from exequī to follow to the end, from sequī to follow



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