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Meaning of OSSUARY

Pronunciation:  'âsyûuree

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Os"su*a*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries}. [L. ossuarium, fr.
ossuarius of or bones, fr. os, ossis, bone: cf. F. ossuaire.]
A place where the bones of the dead are deposited; a charnel
house. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

 
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