in memoriam

adverb, preposition

  1. in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): used on gravestones, in obituaries, etc.

  1. in memory of; as a memorial to: used in obituaries, epitaphs, etc

Latin, literally “in memory of” (see memory).

A Latin phrase meaning “in memory of.” This phrase often precedes a name in obituaries and on tombstones.

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