1.  The body of the deceased

Reposing Room-
1.  A room of the funeral home where the body rests until the funeral service

1.  Any musical hymn, composition , or service for the dead
2.  Any musical service or hymn for the dead
3.  Anything that suggests a service or hymn for the dead

Requiem Mass-
1.  Catholic Mass for a funeral
2.  A mass for the dead
3.  Musical church service for the dead
4.  The music for it
5.  In the Roman Catholic Church, a solemn mass sung for the repose of souls of the dead
The opening words of the introit mass “Rest Eternal give unto them, O Lord”.

1.  Pray for the deceased
2.  A wish or prayer for the repose of the dead
3.  A prayer for the repose of a departed soul

Requiescat in Pace-
1.  The first word of the Latin petition “May he (or she) rest in peace”; ABBR- R.I.P.

Right of Survivorship-
1.  Occurs when a joint property owner has provided for the passing of all property into the
hands of the surviving joint owner. This will forego the need for probate

Rigor Mortis-
1.  The cooling of the body and increased rigidity of muscles that sets in after death

1.  Vault
2.  A place for putting the bones of persons who have died
3.  Tomb; Grave
4.  A burial place especially one found or made in a rock or solidly built of stone.
5.  A receptacle of relics, especially in an altar slab; A box or urn in a chapel to receive the
Holy Sacrament
6.  A structure or recess in old churches in which sacred relics were deposited on Thursday
or Friday before Easter to be taken out at Easter
Syn: vault, grave, tomb, mausoleum, crypt, resting place, catacomb

The Holy Sepulcher- The rock-hewn tomb in which the body of Jesus was buried

1.  Of Sepulchers or tombs
2.  Of burial
3.  Pertaining to a sepulcher
4.  Suggestive of burial or the grave
Syn: gloomy, dark, dismal, as of the grave, like the grave, funereal, deathly, mournful,
dreary, heavy, Stygian

1.  Burial
2.  Archaic, a place of burial
3.  The act of entombing; burial
4.  A sepulcher

1.  Memorial building or place
2.  A casket or box holding a holy object; reliquary
3.  The tomb of a saint
4.  Any place or object sacred because of memories associated with it
5.  A receptacle for sacred relics
6.  A place, as a tomb or a chapel, sacred to some holy personage, or considered as
sanctified by the remain or presence of such
Syn: tabernacle, altar, reliquary, temple, church, chapel, mausoleum, sanctuary,
holy place, monument, memorial

1.  Burial cloth or sheet
2.  A cloth or garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial
3.  A winding sheet
4.  A dress or garment for the dead
5.  To wrap for burial
6.  To dress for  the grave; clothe in a shroud
7.  To bury
Syn: Covers, winding sheet, burial sheet, cloth, wrap, cerements, pall, veil

1.  Sarcophagus, elaborately carved

Song of lament-
1.  A dirge, elegy, requiem, threnody

1.  Bugle call at Military funerals
2.  Taps is sounded when a soldier or sailor is buried
3.  A signal on a bugle or drum to put out the lights at night

1.  A person making a valid will

1.  The study of death

1.  Fear of death
2.  Morbid fear of death

1.  A musing or meditation upon death
2.  A view of death

1.  In Greek mythology, the god of death: identified with the Roman Mors

1.  A song of lamentation especially at a person’s death
2.  An ode or a song of lamentation
3.  A dirge

1.  Burial place or vault
2.  Grave; vault; mausoleum or other place for a dead body; often above ground
3.  A place for the burial of the dead
4.  A place where the dead lie
5.  A tombstone
6.  To put in a tomb; entomb; bury
(Origin- AF tumbe, OF tombe, LL tumba, Gk, tymbos a mound)
Syn: vault, chamber, grave, crypt, mausoleum, sepulcher, catacomb, ossuary, cenotaph,

1.  Stone grave marker
2.  A stone or other marker that marks a tomb or grave, usually having an inscription
3.  Gravestone
4.  A stone, usually inscribed, marking a place of burial
Syn: gravestone, headstone, monument, stele, grave marker,

1.  Usually a fund, though it may be made up of other property. It is held and managed by
one person for the benefit of another (or others).
Glossary (R-T)
the funeral source
"the" source for funeral information
Words and terms are in alphabetical order. We apologize if anyone is offended by the
graphic nature of these definitions. However the words are defined as technically literal
as possible
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