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necrology (n.)

"register of deaths, obituary notices," 1705, from necro- "death" + -logy. Originally of those connected with a certain institution; by 1854 in reference to persons who died within a certain time. Related: Necrologic; necrological; necrologist.

updated on April 22, 2019

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Definitions of necrology from WordNet

necrology (n.)
a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography;
Synonyms: obituary / obit
necrology (n.)
a list of people who died recently;
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