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noun 
  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 in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle''.
Translations: 
  • French: croque-mort
  • German: Beerdigungsunternehmer, Bestatter

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