A sort of ecclesiastical heriot, a customary gift claimed by, and due to, the minister of a parish on the death of a parishioner. It seems to have been originally a voluntary bequest or donation, intended to make amends for any failure in the payment of tithes of which the deceased had been guilty.
- A place, especially a funeral home, where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation.
- Of or relating to burial practices.
- Relating to or characteristic of death.