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state funeral definition


Define the meaning of the English word state funeral below. State funeral is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



state funeral (plural state funerals)

  1. A public funeral ceremony held to honour individuals of national significance.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 33:
      In May 1898, for example, the funeral train of our Mr Gladstone would be brought from his country estate at Hawarden to Westminster station on the District Line via Willesden Junction. One of his biographers notes, 'Victorians saw no indignity in a coffin for a state funeral arriving by Underground.'