Know Your Next Word : columbarium

6. columbarium :

noun :

1. A vault with niches for storing urns

2. A dovecote or pigeon house

Usage :

  • The group's [Americans United for Separation of Church and State] director, Rev. Barry Lynn, says the Berkeley proposal should be promptly laid to rest, by allowing places for unbelievers ashes, either in columbarium or privately held -- like ashes in a box on your mantle. Otherwise, it's ashes to ashes, dust to dust -- but not to Berkeley.(Unbelievers' Ashes May Be Unwelcome in Berkeley : USA Today : Jan 29 - 2009.)

    Related Forms :

    columbaria & columbaries : noun - plural

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