mourning


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MOURNING. This word has several significations. 1. It is the apparel worn at funerals, and for a time afterwards, in order to manifest grief for the death of some one, and to honor his memory. 2. The expenses paid for such apparel.
     2. It has been held in England, that a demand for mourning furnished to the widow and family of the testator, is not a funeral expense. 2 Carr. & P. 207. Vide 14 Ves. 346; 1 Ves. & Bea. 364. See 2 Bell's Comm. 156.

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Go out, son of Makedama, and bid my children eat and drink if they have the heart, for this mourning is ended.
On the morrow many of the people went back to their homes, having sought leave from the king, others drew away the dead to the place of bones, and yet others were sent out in impis to kill such as had not come to the mourning of the king.
"Rise, Makedama, my child, father of the people of the Langeni," said Chaka, "and tell me why art thou late in coming to my mourning?"
When all had passed, Chaka spoke again to Makedama, my father, bidding him climb down to the bottom of the donga, and thence lift up his voice in mourning. The old man obeyed the king.
"Mourn, people of the Langeni; let the voice of your mourning beat against the skies and rend them.
Thus did he speak and his words set them all weeping and mourning about the poor dumb dead, till rosy-fingered morn appeared.
The sun would have gone down upon their mourning had not Achilles presently said to Agamemnon, "Son of Atreus, for it is to you that the people will give ear, there is a time to mourn and a time to cease from mourning; bid the people now leave the pyre and set about getting their dinners: we, to whom the dead is dearest, will see to what is wanted here, and let the other princes also stay by me."
HYDERABAD -- Deputy Commissioner Matiari, Ghulam Haider Chandio has directed the law enforcement agencies to keep strict vigil on Majalis and mourning processions during Muharram and check everyone entering into the premises to prevent any untoward incident.
During his visit to the railway level crossing here on Saturday, he said that railway crossings on the mourning procession routes would be opened for processions of 6th
KHANEWAL -- Deputy Commissioner Ashfaq Ahmed Chaudhry directed the railway officials to stop development work at railway level crossings for ensuring the passage of mourning processions.
The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at today's session in Sarajevo declared July 11, 2019, a day of remembrance of the genocide in Srebrenica, as the day of mourning in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Longtime Arlington Heights Police Chief Gerald Mourning moved up his retirement by about two months on Friday, officially retiring after 14 years at the helm of the department.