Definitions for obsequyˈɒb sɪ kwi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•se•quyˈɒb sɪ kwi(n.)(pl.)-quies.
Usu., obsequies. a funeral rite or ceremony.
Origin of obsequy:
1350–1400; < MF < LL obsequiae, alter. (by confusion with exsequiae funeral rites) of obsequia. See obsequious
The last office for the dead
A funeral rite or service.
Origin: From obsequii, alteration of obsequia (by confusion, in association with exequiae, from exsequi).
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