Complete Definition of "undertaker"

English
Noun
en-noun|sg=undertaker

  1. A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations
  2. historical name for persons receiving land in Ireland during the Elizabethan era, so named because they gave an undertaking to abide by several conditions regarding loyalty to the crown, marriage, and their spoken language.

#: In 1588 w:Edmund Spenser|Edmund Spenser becomes an 'undertaker' in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle.

Translations

Finnish: hautausurakoitsija
French: croque-mort
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German: Beerdigungsunternehmer, Bestatter
Kurdish: gorrker, binaxker, definker

See also
undertaking

Category:Funeral

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