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Columbarium vs. Cemetery — What's the Difference?

Columbarium vs. Cemetery — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Columbarium and Cemetery

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Columbarium

A columbarium (; pl. columbaria) is a structure for the respectful and usually public storage of funerary urns, holding cremated remains of the deceased.

Cemetery

A cemetery, burial ground, gravesite or graveyard is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred. The word cemetery (from Greek κοιμητήριον, "sleeping place") implies that the land is specifically designated as a burial ground and originally applied to the Roman catacombs.

Columbarium

A vault with niches for urns containing ashes of the dead.

Cemetery

A place for burying the dead; a graveyard.

Columbarium

One of the niches in such a vault.
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Cemetery

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

Columbarium

A dovecote.

Cemetery

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

Columbarium

A pigeonhole in a dovecote.

Cemetery

A tract of land used for burials

Columbarium

(historical) A large, sometimes architecturally impressive building for housing a large colony of pigeons or doves, particularly those of ancien regime France.

Columbarium

A pigeonhole in such a dovecote.

Columbarium

A building, a vault or a similar place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns containing cremated remains.

Columbarium

A niche in such a building for housing urns.

Columbarium

A dovecote or pigeon house.

Columbarium

A niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead

Columbarium

A sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns

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