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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  death 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  a  funeral 
  n  :  a  place  where  dead  bodies  are  kept  before  burial  or 
  cremation  [syn:  {morgue},  {dead  room}] 

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