God's acre


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God's acre

(gŏdz)
n.
A churchyard or burial ground.

[Translation of German Gottesacker : Gottes, genitive of Gott, god + Acker, field.]
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God's acre

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) literary a churchyard or burial ground
[C17: translation of German Gottesacker]
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God's′ a′cre


n.
a churchyard.
[1610–20; translation of German Gottesacker]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.God's acre - the yard associated with a churchGod'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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The Bucknell branch of Caring for God's Acre, which is dedicated to conserving burial grounds in south Shropshire, also received a donation.
As well as the Outdoor Partnerships Team the volunteers also work alongside other organisations such as Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission, Canals and Rivers Trust, Caring for God's Acre and the National Trust, as well as other conservation groups and parish councils.
As well as providing refuges for nature, they also illustrate the history of the community they are in, the conservation charity behind the scheme, Caring for God's Acre, said.
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One of Canada's oldest military cemeteries, God's Acre was purchased in 1868 and serves as the final resting place for those who served and died at sea.
It is believed that the first was held by a Moravian community in 1732 at a village cemetery known as "God's Acre'' in European Saxony.