Pronunciation: (môr'chOO-er"ē), [key]
—n., pl. -ar•ies,
1. See funeral home.
2. a customary gift formerly claimed by and due to the incumbent of a parish in England from the estate of a deceased parishioner.
1. of or pertaining to the burial of the dead.
2. pertaining to or connected with death.
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