Definition of Mortuary

1. Noun. A building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of death.
Partainyms: Death

3. Adjective. Of or relating to a funeral.
Partainyms: Funeral

Definition of Mortuary

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

Definition of Mortuary

1. Adjective. of, or relating to death or a funeral; funereal ¹

2. Noun. a place where dead bodies are stored prior to burial or cremation ¹

3. Noun. a morgue ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mortuary

1. a place where dead bodies are kept until burial [n -ARIES]

Medical Definition of Mortuary

1. Origin: LL. Mortuarium. See Mortuary. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mortuary

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Literary usage of Mortuary

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1. Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to by James Henry Breasted (1906)
"As for these my children, who shall do any work with these mortuary priests, and as for any man who shall violate (this will), I will enter into judgment ..."

2. Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Simon Fraser (1797)
"... the mortuary, he fays, was a .fight fettled on the church, ... at the church the fame day in the name of a mortuary, and that the par- fon received him, ..."

3. Reports of Sir George Croke, Knight: Formerly One of the Justices of the by George Croke, Harbottle Grimston, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Thomas Leach, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas (1792)
"Hen. 8. c.6. Concerning mortuaries. And ihe avers, that there is no fuch cuf- .') By 18. Ceo. zc 6. this mortuary is fettled upon the ..."

4. The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger by Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger (1835)
"A mortuary seems to have been originally an oblation made at the time of a ... Selden says that the usage anciently was, bringing the mortuary along with ..."

5. The Public Health Act, 1875: And the Law Relating to Public Health, Local by William Cunningham Glen, Alexander Glen (1876)
"Any local authority may provide and maintain a authority to proper place (otherwise than at a workhouse or at for post-mor- a mortuary) tor the reception ol ..."

6. Sources of Ancient and Primitive Law by Albert Kocourek, John Henry Wigmore (1915)
"Whatsoever mortuary priest of the endowment shall violate, ... of my mortuary offerings, which the king gave to honor me, the portion in his possession ..."

7. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"Some Chinese mortuary C. (8 p.). AM Fielde, 33 : 589. ... Introduction to the mortuary C. among the North American Indians. Л. C. Yarrow, 18 : 133. ..."

8. Baron and Feme: A Treatise of Law and Equity, Concerning Husbands and Wives. (1738)
"fVo mortuary to be paid at her Death. She it not within the Statute of W. 2. cap. 25. ... and after dies, {he wall pay a mortuary, Lin-wood f. 7. ..."

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