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Meaning of OBITUARY

Pronunciation:  ow'bichoo`eree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography

OBITUARY is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: necrology, obit
 See Also: announcement, promulgation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*bit"u*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Obituaries}. [Cf. F.
obituaire. See {Obit}.]
1. 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. (R.C.Ch.) A list of the dead, or a register of anniversary
   days when service is performed for the dead.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or reading an obituary in your dream, represents the end to your old attitudes and outdated beliefs.
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