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 for Obsequy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obsequy \Ob"se*quy\, n.; pl. Obsequies. [L. obsequiae, pl.,
     funeral rites, fr. obsequi: cf. F. obs[`e]ques. See
     Obsequent, and cf. Obsequious.]
     1. The last duty or service to a person, rendered after his
        death; hence, a rite or ceremony pertaining to burial; --
        now used only in the plural. --Spencer.
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              I will . . . fetch him hence, and solemnly attend,
              With silent obsequy and funeral train. --Milton
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              I will myself
              Be the chief mourner at his obsequies. --Dryden.
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              The funeral obsequies were decently and privately
              performed by his family.              --J. P.
                                                    Mahaffy.
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     2. Obsequiousness. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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