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An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials

Alternative container

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Made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave

Artificial grass

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The lower or supporting part of a monument

Base

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In some monuments, there may be a first, second, and third

Base

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A small headstone, set above ground, with a slightly slanting top

Bevel top marker

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A subdivision of a cemetery containing several lots

Block

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Outer enclosure for caskets placed in the grave

Burial vault

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Originally intended to prevent grave robbery

Burial vault

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A portable shelter employed to cover the grave area during the committal

* Canopy
* Cemetery tent

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Originated in ancient Rome as excavated cemeteries cut out of soft rock for the tombs of wealthy Christians

Catacombs

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Later became a place for religious rites to avoid persecution

Catacombs

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An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies

Cemetery

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A monument erected to the memory of the dead, with the dead human body not present

Cenotaph

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A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains

Columbarium

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A container used to hold a dead human body which is constructed out of a type of cardboard, which is made with a series of alternate folds and ridges

Corrugated container

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The result of the reduction of a dead body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat

Cremated remains

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An environmentally safe casket which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation

Cremation casket

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The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber

Cremation

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Founded in 1913, an international organization of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

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Originally formed to promote cremation as a modern, safe and hygienic way of dealing with a dead human body

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

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A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A building that houses a retort

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person

Crypt

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Main part of a monument, the upright portion above the base where the inscription is located

* Die
* Tablet

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The placing of remains in a crypt in a mausoleum

Entombment

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An inscription placed on a monument to commemorate the deeds or qualities of the departed

Epitaph

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A small headstone which is set with its top even with the surrounding terrain

Flush marker

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An excavation in the earth as a place for interment

Grave

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A ceremony or ritual, religious or otherwise, conducted at the grave

Graveside service

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Webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave

Grave straps

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A type of cemetery monument in which the die is wider than it is tall

Horizontal tablet

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To bury in the ground

* Inter
* Inhume

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The act of placing the dead human body in the ground

* Interment
* Burial
* Inhumement
* Inhumation

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The act of placing cremains in an urn

Inurnment

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CANA definition: act of placing cremated remains in a niche or grave

Inurnment

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Grave space where two or more persons may be buried in grave liners, which have been stacked one on top of the other with the first person who dies being buried in the deepest grave liner, with subsequent burials on top

Lawncrypt

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A subdivision of a cemetery which consists of several graves or interment spaces

Lot

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A mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground

Lowering device

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A small headstone, usually of one piece, used to identify individual graves

Marker

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An above ground structure or building containing crypts or vaults for entombment of caskets

Mausoleum

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May also include niches for cremated remains

Mausoleum

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Chamber within a mausoleum or building structure, usually constructed of reinforced concrete, can be assembled above or below ground

Mausoleum crypt

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A physical object that is designed for the purpose of remembering

Memorial gathering

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A cemetery or section of a cemetery with only flush to the ground type markers

Memorial park

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Funeral rites with the body not present

Memorial service

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A structure, usually of stone or metal, erected to commemorate the life, deeds, or career of a deceased person

Monument

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Derived from the Latin word meaning "to remind"

Monument

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Ancient Viking custom

Mound burial

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After deceased was placed in his boat with items necessary for the spirit to maintain the position held on earth, all was cremated and the pyre then covered with earth

Mound burial

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A cemetery created and maintained under an Act of Congress for burial of veterans of military service and their eligible family members

National cemetery

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A recess or space in a columbarium used for the permanent placing of cremated remains

Niche

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The aesthetic covering for the foot cap or inner foot panel of the casket

Niche

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Receptacle for communal placement of cremated remains

Ossuary

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An arrangement made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside, the income from which is used to maintain the cemetery indefinitely

Perpetual care

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A leak resistant zippered bag designed to contain a dead human body and body fluids and is used mainly for the removal of dead human remains from the place of death

Pouch

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A structure so designed for the temporary storage of bodies which are not to be immediately interred

Receiving vault

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The burning chamber in a crematory

Retort

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A section in a cemetery set aside for the scattering of cremated human remains

Scattering garden

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A subdivision of a cemetery containing several blocks

Section

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One who is in charge of the cemetery

Sexton

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The caretaker of a church

Sexton

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Historically, the church caretaker who had responsibility for church property, ringing of bells and digging of graves in the churchyard cemetery

Sexton

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During the Middle Ages, most funeral practices were under the direction of church officials

Sexton

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A cemetery marker that has a face that has an angle greater than 45 degrees but less than 90 degrees in relationship to the terrain

Slant marker

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A general term designating those places suitable for the reception of a dead human body

Tomb

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Real estate property that is part of the cemetery but is not presently suitable for interment, entombment, or inurnment

Undeveloped

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A container for cremated remains

Urn

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A vase with a foot or pedestal

Urn

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A type of cemetery monument in which the die is taller than it is wide

Vertical tablet

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