1. Chapel, free-standing or attached to a church, under which is a sepulchre or tomb, often built and used for interment by one family.
2. Chapel in a cemetery, or attached to a building (e.g. a hospital), where coffined bodies briefly lie before disposal.
J. Curl (2002c);
J. Curl (ed.) (2001)
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