Pronunciation: (mu-môr'ē-ul, -mōr'-),[key] —n. 1. something designed to preserve the memory of a person, event, etc., as a monument or a holiday.
2. a written statement of facts presented to a sovereign, a legislative body, etc., as the ground of, or expressed in the form of, a petition or remonstrance.
—adj. 1. preserving the memory of a person or thing; commemorative: memorial services. 2. of or pertaining to the memory.