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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place for the burial of unknown or indigent persons.

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  • noun idiomatic A public place where strangers, paupers, and criminals are buried.

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  • noun a cemetery for unknown or indigent people

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the potter's field mentioned in Matthew 27:7.]

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This phrase derives from the reference to the potter's field in the New Testament, Matthew 27:7: ‘And they took counsel, and baught with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.’ (King James Version)

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