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An area of ground set apart for the burial of the dead.

Graveyard (Non-Preferred) | Necropolis (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
BURIAL ENCLOSURE A burial ground, often within a graveyard, enclosed by a wall, fence or hedge.
BURIAL GROUND An area of land used for burials, generally used from the medieval period up to the 19th century. It may also be detached from the church.

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