lie in state


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lie in state

[for a dead body] to be on display for public mourning. The president will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Mourners filed past the leader where he lay in state.
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lie in state

see under in state.
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lie in state

(of the corpse of a person of national importance) be laid in a public place of honour before burial.
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lie in ˈstate

(of the body of an important person) be placed for people to see before it is buried
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