Memorial

Definition of Memorial

Me`mo´ri`al
a.1.
1.Serving to preserve remembrance; commemorative; as, a memorial building.
There high in air, memorial of my name,
Fix the smooth oar, and bid me live to fame.
- Pope.
2.Contained in memory; as, a memorial possession.
3.Mnemonic; assisting the memory.
This succession of Aspirate, Soft, and Hard, may be expressed by the memorial word ASH.
- Skeat.
Memorial Day
See Memorial Day in the vocabulary. Also called Decoration Day.
n.1.Anything intended to preserve the memory of a person or event; something which serves to keep something else in remembrance; a monument.
Churches have names; some as memorials of peace, some of wisdom, some in memory of the Trinity itself.
- Hooker.
2.A memorandum; a record.
3.A written representation of facts, addressed to the government, or to some branch of it, or to a society, etc., - often accompanied with a petition.
4.Memory; remembrance.
Precious is the memorial of the just.
- Evelyn.
5.(Diplomacy) A species of informal state paper, much used in negotiation.

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