The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
A funeral sermon; -- usually in the plural.
Per. taining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
It's bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral. D. H. Lawrence
Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father's funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer's is concerned, we don't have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective. Patti Davis