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The ashes that remain after cremation of a corpse.

[Blend of cremated, past participle of cremate and remains.]


US the cremated remains of a body


the ashes of a cremated corpse.
[1945–50; b. cremate and remains]
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Noun1.cremains - the remains of a dead body after cremation
cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, clay - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
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But if the dates are accurate, the cremains can be interpreted as possibly representing individuals who in some way or other deviated from the norm and were therefore excluded from the common burial ground.
Whereas the Order of Christian Funerals includes an appendix on cremation and cremains have been allowed in the church since 1997, the church clearly prefers the body of the deceased be present for the funeral rites (see the sidebar to the cover story, "A burning question: The church and cremation," page 15).
As part of their service, Take Wing Air provides a witnessed certificate documenting the time and location of the release of the cremains and a Google map overlay of the flight.
And I said, 'Well, actually, you put cremains in there.
115 plots for in-ground burials and 2,100 columbarium niches for cremains, and a bridge over the creek for pedestrian access to the expanded cemetery.
Memory Paws[R] hold a tiny bit of your pet's cremains (ashes) that are sealed in place with a clear, permanent resin.
Realizing the wild fires of cremation may soon put them out of business, some cemeteries, like the beautiful Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, are creating mausoleums for the storage of cremains as a way to create a lasting memorial for our descendants.
Publicity from the revelation almost a decade ago that the cremains of more than 5,000 former patients were stored in old copper cans helped build momentum for the new hospital, not to mention the threat of a lawsuit from the U.
These are private cremations in which the owner keeps the cremains.
O'Loughlin said Jones' widow, Jessica Pacheco, brought her husband's cremains to the church and her brother Joseph Pacheco, the singer's manager, gave a eulogy.
In these states, therefore, there is an incentive to donate whole bodies in order to avoid the cost of a burial (donated bodies are cremated and the cremains are returned to the family).
Two methods of dealing with highly fragmented cremains developed for the analysis of the Walker Noe crematory site (15GD56) are employed to document Morton.