Meaning of mortuary

mor•tu•ar•y

Pronunciation: (môr'ch-er"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -ar•ies,
—n.
  1. See
  2. a customary gift formerly claimed by and due to the incumbent of a parish in England from the estate of a deceased parishioner.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the burial of the dead.
  2. pertaining to or connected with death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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