Obsequies vs Rites - What's the difference?

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Obsequies is a related term of rites.


As verbs the difference between obsequies and rites

is that obsequies is while rites is .

obsequies

English

Noun

  • (label) funeral rites
  • see obsequy
  • Usage notes

    * the plural only usage is favored by the Oxford Dictionary obsequies ('obsequy' not listed)]. Oxford Dictionaries Online, Oxford University Press, and thus can be considered to be British, whereas Webster's dictionary, with prevalence of the usage in the plural being noted, gives both singular and plural forms of the word[http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/obsequy obsequy. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. * in modern usage, not to be confused with obsequious

    References

    * The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. American Edition. Oxford University Press, 1997 * Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language . Random House, 1996. ----

    rites

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * last rites

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