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n. pl. os·su·ar·ies
A container or receptacle, such as an urn or a vault, for holding the bones of the dead.
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]
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]
ossuary- From Latin os, "bone," it is any receptacle—urn, vault, etc.—for the bones of the dead.
See also related terms for vault.
a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. See also death.See also: Bones