Mortuary urn
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. [1913 Webster]

{Mortuary urn}, an urn for holding the ashes of a dead person after cremation. [1913 Webster]


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