urn burial

noun

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: burial in which a pottery vessel is used as a grave repository for the ashes and bones of the corpse

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“Urn burial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urn%20burial. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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