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A churchyard or burial ground.
[Translation of German Gottesacker : Gottes, genitive of Gott, god + Acker, field.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) literary a churchyard or burial ground
[C17: translation of German Gottesacker]
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[1610–20; translation of German Gottesacker]
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|Noun||1.||God's acre - the yard associated with a church |
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
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