Definition of "necrology" [ne•crol•o•gy]

  • A list of people who have died, especially in the recent past or during a specific period. (noun)
  • An obituary. (noun)

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Use "necrology" in a sentence
  • "Next were the Gospel readings used at pretiosa (text recited after the reading from the Martyrology in the chapterhouse after the Office of Prime) .121 At the close of the manuscript are the Augustinian Rule and Raymond of Peñafort's version of the Order's constitutions. 122 A comparison between the prototype and the Unterlinden manuscript shows that the necrology is specific to the codex's community, in the first case the men in charge of the"
  • ""The necrology package - or as I call them at this show: the lucky ones.""
  • "The Unterlinden example is found in a manuscript that dates to the end of the thirteenth century with some additional fourteenth-century material, as well as continuous additions to the necrology in the calendar. 118 The collection begins with a computation table and a calendar (incorporating a necrology for the community)."