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  • n. a mortuary or funeral home

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  • n. Same as funeral home.

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  • n. a mortuary where those who knew the deceased can come to pay their last respects


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  • In the early 20th century before the common commercial use of a separate funeral location was popular the deceased were most often displayed in their casket in the parlor of the private home in which they had lived. When mortuaries began offering the service of displaying the deceased for public viewing and grieving, the term "funeral parlor" was used to make the practice seem like the more familiar custom of displaying the deceased at home.

    February 3, 2008

  • Another term for mortuary or funeral home

    A funeral home, or mortuary, is a business that provides burial and funeral services for the deceased and their families. These services may include a prepared wake and funeral, and the provision of a chapel for the funeral.


    February 3, 2008