potter's field(redirected from potter's fields)
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A place for the burial of unknown or indigent persons.
[From the potter's field mentioned in Matthew 27:7.]
1. US a cemetery where the poor or unidentified are buried at the public expense
2. (Bible) New Testament the land bought by the Sanhedrin with the money paid for the betrayal of Jesus (which Judas had returned to them) to be used as a burial place for strangers and the friendless poor (Acts 1:19; Matthew 27:7)
a burial place for unidentified persons and the poor. Matt. 27:7.