Memorial is defined as a statue, holiday or statement in honor of an event or someone who has passed away.(noun)
An example of a memorial is a speech in honor of a deceased loved one.
The definition of memorial is relating to something in honor of an event or a person who has passed away.(adjective)
An example of memorial used as an adjective is in the phrase "memorial service," which means a service in honor of a deceased person.
See memorial in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L memorialis < memoria, memory
See memorial in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin memoriāle
Origin: , from neuter of Latin memoriālis, belonging to memory
Origin: , from memoria, memory; see memory.
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