columbaria columbaria

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a birdhouse for pigeons
  2. (n) a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
  3. (n) a sepulchral vault or other structure having recesses in the walls to receive cinerary urns

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The government has proposed the construction of more columbaria, but local resistance has led district councils to reject the plans.
  2. After his father passed away in December, Wong applied for a new niche at another of the city's public columbaria, but was turned away after the spaces quickly filled up.

News

  • City offers new Columbaria service

    Six months ago the city of Deming added to the Mountain View Cemeter yan area designated for a Columbaria circle.
    on August 26, 2013     Source: The Deming Headlight

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