obituary[ō bic̸h′o̵̅o̅ er′ē]
- The definition of an obituary is a notice of a death in the newspaper, usually with a biography.
When a person dies and a notice is published in the paper saying her name, stating that she was a beloved mother, listing her surviving relatives and when the service will be, this is an example of an obituary.
Origin of obituaryMedieval Latin obituarius ; from Classical Latin obitus: see obit
Origin of obituaryMedieval Latin obituārius, (report) of death, from Latin obitus, death, from past participle of obīre, to meet, meet one's death : ob-, toward; see ob– + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.