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Charnel-house definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHARNEL-HOUSE, n. A place under or near churches, where the bones of the dead are reposited. Anciently, a kind of portico or gallery, in or near a church-yard, over which the bones of the dead were laid, after the flesh was consumed.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a house or vault in which dead bodies or bones are piled. Etymology: ME & OF charnel burying-place f. med.L carnale f. LL carnalis CARNAL

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Ossuary, tomb. See grave.




 


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