Definition Of mortuary

noun

a funeral home or morgue.

The funeral home and mortuary had been in our family for decades.

of or relating to burial or tombs.

mortuary rituals

relating to burial or tombs.

a mortuary temple

Example Of mortuary

  • mortuary rituals

  • a mortuary temple

  • A prehistoric bear shaman figurine was recovered from Ohio Hopewell mortuary contexts at Newark, Licking County, Ohio.

  • Burial monuments and other mortuary rituals are often costly and elaborate.

  • Direct evidence for Mississippian mortuary ceremonialism, however, has not been widely reported in the Central Illinois River valley.


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