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

Example Of mortuary

  • 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.

  • Family members deliver these items through mortuary rituals, especially those performed annually on the deceased's death anniversary.

  • From here, the burial cortège, priests and visitors would pass through ceremonial halls onto a causeway that ascended the desert escarpment to the mortuary temple, built against the east face of the pyramid.


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