Mortuary

Definition of Mortuary

Mor´tu`a`ry
n.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.
4.A funeral home.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the dead; as, mortuary monuments.
Mortuary urn
an urn for holding the ashes of a dead person after cremation.

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