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

  Memorial \Me*mo"ri*al\, a. [F. m['e]morial, L. memorialis, fr.
     memoria. See Memory.]
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     1. Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a
        memorial building.
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              There high in air, memorial of my name,
              Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame. --Pope.
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     2. Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.
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     3. Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
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              This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be
              expressed by the memorial word ASH.   --Skeat.
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     Memorial Day. See Memorial Day in the vocabulary. Also
        {Decoration+Day">called {Decoration Day. [U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Memorial \Me*mo"ri*al\, n. [Cf. F. m['e]morial.]
     1. Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or
        event; something which serves to keep something else in
        remembrance; a monument. --Macaulay.
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              Churches have names; some as memorials of peace,
              some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity
              itself.                               --Hooker.
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     2. A memorandum; a record. [Obs. or R.] --Hayward.
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     3. A written representation of facts, addressed to the
        government, or to some branch of it, or to a society,
        etc., -- often accompanied with a petition.
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     4. Memory; remembrance. [Obs.]
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              Precious is the memorial of the just. --Evelyn.
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     5. (Diplomacy) A species of informal state paper, much used
        in negotiation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a recognition of meritorious service [syn: memorial,
           commemoration, remembrance]
      2: a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a
         petition to an authority
      3: a structure erected to commemorate persons or events [syn:
         memorial, monument]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "memorial":
     Clio, Muse of history, account, adventures, adversaria,
     aide-memoire, annals, annotation, arch, autobiography, barrow,
     biographical sketch, biography, boundary stone, brass, bust, cairn,
     case history, catalog, celebrating, celebrative, cenotaph,
     chronicle, chronicles, chronology, column, commemorating,
     commemoration, commemorative, confessions, correspondence,
     cromlech, cross, cup, curriculum vitae, cyclolith, diary, docket,
     documentation, dolmen, entry, experiences, favor, footnote,
     footstone, fortunes, grave, gravestone, hagiography, hagiology,
     headstone, historiography, history, hoarstone, inscription,
     inventory, item, jotting, journal, keepsake, legend, letters, life,
     life and letters, life story, list, marginal note, marginalia,
     marker, martyrology, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memento mori,
     memo, memoir, memoirs, memorabilia, memorandum, memorial arch,
     memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, memorials,
     memories, menhir, minutes, monolith, monument, mound, necrology,
     notation, note, obelisk, obituary, photobiography, pillar,
     pipe roll, plaque, prize, profile, pyramid, record, recording,
     register, registry, relic, reliquary, remains, remembrance,
     remembrancer, reminder, resume, ribbon, roll, rolls, roster,
     rostral column, rota, scholia, scholium, scroll, shaft, shrine,
     solemn, souvenir, statue, stela, stone, story, stupa, table,
     tablet, testimonial, theory of history, token,
     token of remembrance, tomb, tombstone, tope, trace, trophy,

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