1 serving to preserve the memory of the dead or a past event
2 of or involving memory
3 something serving as a remembrance
4 a written statement of facts submitted to a government, authority, etc., in conjunction with a petition
5 an informal diplomatic paper (C14: from Late Latin memoriale a reminder, neuter of memorialis belonging to remembrance)
n a holiday in the United States, May 30th in most states, commemorating the servicemen killed in all American wars
n a monument, usually an obelisk or cross, to those who die in a war, esp. those from a particular locality
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