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lych-gateor lych gate also lich gate (lĭch′gāt′)
A roofed gateway to a churchyard used originally as a resting place for a bier before burial.
[Middle English lycheyate : lyche, corpse, body (from Old English līc; see līk- in Indo-European roots) + gate, yate, gate; see gate1.]
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(Architecture) a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used during funerals as a temporary shelter for the bier
[C15: lich, from Old English līc corpse]
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(or lych′) gate`
a roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is set down at the beginning of a burial service.
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A covered wooden gate at the entrance to a churchyard.
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