cemetery

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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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From Middle English cimiterie, from Old French cimitiere, from Medieval Latin cimitērium, from Late Latin coemētērium, from Ancient Greek κοιμητήριον (koimētḗrion), from κοιμάω (koimáō, I put to sleep); compare cœmeterium.

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cemetery (plural cemeteries)

  1. A place where the dead are buried; a graveyard or memorial park.

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