Funeral Homes

Buildings housing facilities for the preparation of human remains for burial or cremation and for formal viewing of and services for the deceased. Although meaning overlaps in common usage, they are often distinguished from "mortuaries," which do not typically have rooms or areas for formal viewings and services.

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2726
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funeral homes
funeral home
funeral-houses
funeral parlors American English
funeral residences
homes, funeral
funeral parlours British English
rouwcentra Dutch
rouwcentrum Dutch
funeraria Dutch
uitvaartcentra Dutch
uitvaartcentrum Dutch
tanatorios Spanish
tanatorio Spanish

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Buildings housing facilities for the preparation of human remains for burial or cremation and for formal viewing of and services for the deceased. Although meaning overlaps in common usage, they are often distinguished from "mortuaries," which do not typically have rooms or areas for formal viewings and services.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005868. The J. Paul Getty Trust.