Definitions for Obituaryoʊˈbɪtʃ uˌɛr i

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  1. obituary, obit, necrology(noun)

    a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

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  1. obituary(n.)

    pl. The section of a newspaper in which obituaries are printed; as, I saw the notice of his death in the obituaries.

  2. obituary(n.)

    Especially: A notice of the death of a person, published in a newspaper or other periodical, accompanied by a biographical sketch which may be brief ro extended; as, the funeral director arranged placed an obituary in the local papaer.

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. obituaire. See Obit.]

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  1. obituary(Noun)

    A brief notice of a personu2019s death, as published in a newspaper.

  2. obituary(Noun)

    A biography of a recently deceased person, written by a journalist and published in a newspaper.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Obituary(noun)

    that which pertains to, or is called forth by, the obit or death of a person; esp., an account of a deceased person; a notice of the death of a person, accompanied by a biographical sketch

  2. Obituary(noun)

    a list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead

  3. Origin: [See Obit.]

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  1. Obituary

    An obituary is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, typically along with an account of the person's life and information about the upcoming funeral. In large cities and larger newspapers, obituaries are written only for people considered significant. In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information. Two types of paid advertisements are related to obituaries. One, known as a death notice, omits most biographical details and may be a legally required public notice under some circumstances. The other type, a paid memorial advertisement, is usually written by family members or friends, perhaps with assistance from a funeral home. Both types of paid advertisements are usually run as classified advertisements.


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