The definition of an obituary is a notice of a death in the newspaper, usually with a biography.(noun)
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.
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noun pl. obituaries
Origin: ML obituarius < L obitus: see obit
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noun pl. o·bit·u·ar·ies
Origin: Medieval Latin obituārius, (report) of death
Origin: , from Latin obitus, death
Origin: , from past participle of obīre, to meet, meet one's death
Origin: : ob-, toward; see ob-
Origin: + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
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