Obsequies vs Rites - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Obsequies is a related term of rites.
As verbs the difference between obsequies and rites
is that obsequies
is while rites
(label) funeral rites
* the plural only usage is favored by the Oxford Dictionary
[ ], 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
obsequies ('obsequy' not listed)]. Oxford Dictionaries Online, Oxford University Press
[[http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/obsequy obsequy. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary].
* in modern usage, not to be confused with obsequious
* The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. American Edition. Oxford University Press, 1997
* Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language . Random House, 1996.
* last rites