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Cemetery vs. Mortuary

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  • Cemetery (noun)

    A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.

  • Mortuary (adjective)

    of, or relating to death or a funeral; funereal

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A place where dead bodies are stored prior to burial or cremation.

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner.

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  • Cemetery (noun)

    A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had been guilty.

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A burial place; a place for the dead.

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a deadhouse; a morgue.

  • Mortuary (noun)

    A funeral home.

  • Mortuary (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.

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  • Cemetery (noun)

    a tract of land used for burials

  • Mortuary (noun)

    a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

  • Mortuary (adjective)

    of or relating to or characteristic of death

  • Mortuary (adjective)

    of or relating to a funeral

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