mortuary

[Mor┬Ětu*a*ry]

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

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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.

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

Adjective
of or relating to a funeral

Adjective
of or relating to or characteristic of death


a.
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.

a.
A burial place; a place for the dead.

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

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


Mortuary

Mor"tu*a*ry , n.; pl. Mortuaries . [LL. mortuarium. See Mortuary, a.] 1. 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. 2. A burial place; a place for the dead. 3. A place for the reception of the dead before burial; a deadhouse; a morgue.

Mortuary

Mor"tu*a*ry , a. [L. mortuarius, fr. mortuus dead: cf. F. mortuaire. See Mortal.] Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments. Mortuary urn, an urn for holding the ashes of the dead.

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.

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

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