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os·su·ar·y

 (ŏsh′o͞o-ĕr′ē, ŏs′yo͞o-)
n. pl. os·su·ar·ies
A container or receptacle, such as an urn or a vault, for holding the bones of the dead.

[Late Latin ossuārium, from neuter of Latin ossuārius, of bones, from os, oss-, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]
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ossuary

(ˈɒsjʊərɪ)
n, pl -aries
(Archaeology) any container for the burial of human bones, such as an urn or vault
[C17: from Late Latin ossuārium, from Latin os bone]
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os•su•ar•y

(ˈɒʃ uˌɛr i, ˈɒs yu-)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a place for the bones of the dead.
[1650–60; < Latin ossuārium, derivative of ossu(a) bones]
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ossuary

- From Latin os, "bone," it is any receptacle—urn, vault, etc.—for the bones of the dead.
See also related terms for vault.
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ossuarium, ossuary

a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. See also death.
See also: Bones
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bonesossuary - any receptacle for the burial of human bones
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
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ossuary

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:
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Ossuarium

ossuary

[ˈɒsjʊərɪ] Nosario m
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ossuary

nOssarium nt; (= building also)Beinhaus nt
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Alec works for House Aron, a prestigious bone house where the dead are prepared for funeral services and the boat ride down the Drain.
The ossuary, or bone house, behind the Catholic church has 600 skulls, all of them painted with flowery decorations.