necrology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: New Latin necrologium, from necr- + -logium (as in Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy) Date: 1799 1. obituary 2. a list of the recently dead • necrological adjectivenecrologist noun

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  • Necrology — Ne*crol o*gy, n.; pl. {Necrologies}. [Gr. nekro s a dead person + logy: cf. F. n[ e]crologie. See {Necromancy}.] An account of deaths, or of the dead; a register of deaths; a collection of obituary notices. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necrology — (n.) register of deaths, obituary, 1705, from NECRO (Cf. necro ) + LOGY (Cf. logy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • necrology — [nə kräl′ə jē, nəkrälə jē] n. pl. necrologies [ModL necrologium: see NECRO & LOGY] 1. a list of people who have died within a certain period, as that in a newspaper 2. a death notice; obituary necrological [nek΄rə läj′i kəl] adj. necrologically… …   English World dictionary

  • necrology — noun a) A listing of people who have died during a specific period of time. The fare structure is one reason Independence Air has joined a necrology of low cost carriers that stretches over four decades. b) A notice of death; an obituary …   Wiktionary

  • necrology — necrological /nek reuh loj i keuhl/, necrologic, adj. necrologically, adv. necrologist, n. /neuh krol euh jee, ne /, n., pl. necrologies. 1. a list of persons who have died within a certain time. 2. a notice of death; obituary. [1720 30; NECRO +… …   Universalium

  • necrology — The science of the collection, classification, and interpretation of mortality statistics. [necro + G. logos, study] * * * n. the study of the phenomena of death, involving determination of the moment of death and the different changes that occur …   Medical dictionary

  • Necrology — Register kept by a monastery recording the names and date of death of everyone connected with it, e.g. monks and those who gave gifts of money or land. Such a register kept by the *Cluniac order contained some 48,000 names. [< Gr. nekros = a… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • necrology — Synonyms and related words: Clio, Muse of history, adventures, annals, arch, autobiography, barrow, bill of mortality, biographical sketch, biography, body count, boundary stone, brass, bust, cairn, case history, casualty list, cenotaph,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • necrology — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. obituary. See death …   English dictionary for students

  • necrology — ne·crol·o·gy || ne krÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ /ne krÉ’ n. list or register of people who have died; obituary …   English contemporary dictionary

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