From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obit \O"bit\, n. [OF. obit, L. obitus, fr. obire to go against,
   to go to meet, (sc. mortem) to die; ob (see Ob-) + ire to go.
   See Issue.]
   1. Death; decease; the date of one's death. --Wood.
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   2. A funeral solemnity or office; obsequies.
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   3. A service for the soul of a deceased person on the
      anniversary of the day of his death.
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            The emoluments and advantages from oblations, obits,
            and other sources, increased in value. --Milman.
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   4. Same as obituary; -- by shortenting.

   Post obit [L. post obitum]. See Post-obit.
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