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  • 1 funeral rites —    Indian anyeshti (funeral rites or final sacraments) are formally outlined in the Dharmashastra law books and other texts, including a special sec tion of Garuda Purana. Actual practice, however, frequently diverges from the textual tradition.… …

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  • 2 Funeral Rites (novel) — Funeral Rites is a 1949 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator s lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII …

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  • 3 funeral — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. funérailles (pl.) funeral rites (15c.), from M.L. funeralia funeral rites, originally neuter plural of L.L. funeralis having to do with a funeral, from L. funus (gen. funeris) funeral, funeral procession, burial rites;… …

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  • 4 Funeral of Pope John Paul II — The body of Pope John Paul II lying in state. Participants The College of Cardinals (led by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger), various dignitaries worldwide …

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  • 5 Funeral — Fu ner*al, a. [LL. funeralis. See {Funeral}, n.] Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Funeral pile} or {Funeral pyre}, a structure of combustible material,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Funeral pile — Funeral Fu ner*al, a. [LL. funeralis. See {Funeral}, n.] Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Funeral pile} or {Funeral pyre}, a structure of combustible… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Funeral pyre — Funeral Fu ner*al, a. [LL. funeralis. See {Funeral}, n.] Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies. Shak. [1913 Webster] {Funeral pile} or {Funeral pyre}, a structure of combustible… …

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  • 8 Funeral — This article is about the ceremony. For other uses, see Funeral (disambiguation). The funeral of Pope John Paul II A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise… …

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  • 9 Funeral director — Undertaker redirects here. For the American professional wrestler, see The Undertaker. For other uses, see Undertaker (disambiguation). Mortician redirects here. For the death metal band, see Mortician (band). Shop window of a funeral director in …

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  • 10 funeral — n. Obsequies, exequies, burial, interment, burial rites, funeral solemnities, funeral rites …

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  • 11 funeral — /fyooh neuhr euhl/, n. 1. the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies. 2. a funeral procession. 3. be someone s funeral, Informal. to have unpleasant consequences for someone: If you don t finish the work on time, it… …

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  • 12 funeral — funerary, funeral, funereal Funerary is the standard adjective in the neutral meaning ‘of or used at a funeral or funerals’, as in funerary ashes, funerary urn, etc. It dates from the late 17c and has replaced funeral, which was originally an… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 funeral — fu•ner•al [[t]ˈfyu nər əl[/t]] n. 1) the ceremonies for a dead person prior to burial or cremation; obsequies 2) a funeral procession 3) of or pertaining to a funeral: funeral services; funeral expenses[/ex] • be someone s funeral Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 Rites — • The ceremonies, prayers, and functions of any religious body Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rites     Rites     † …

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  • 15 Funeral Pall — • A black cloth usually spread over the coffin while the obsequies are performed for a deceased person Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Funeral Pall     Funeral Pall      …

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  • 16 Funeral — Fu ner*al (f[=u] n[ e]r*al), n. [LL. funeralia, prop. neut. pl. of funeralis of a funeral, fr. L. funus, funeris, funeral: cf. F. fun[ e]railles.] 1. The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by… …

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  • 17 funeral — [n] ceremony for the dead burial, cremation, entombment, exequies, funeration, inhumation, interment, last rites, obit, obsequies, planting, requiem, sepulture, services, solemnities; concepts 172,386 Ant. baptism, christening …

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  • 18 funeral — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. obsequies; burial, interment, entombment. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Rites for the dead] Syn. burial, interment, last rites, obsequies, memorial service, burial ceremony, sepulture, entombment, mortuary… …

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  • 19 funeral — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ family ▪ private ▪ The family held a private funeral. ▪ public ▪ church ▪ …

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  • 20 Funeral Diner — As such, many of their recordings have become fairly difficult to track down, with many being sold for three to four times the original price on sites such as eBay and at record swaps.Fact|date=July 2007Members in the band have previously… …

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