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- (Buddhism, Hinduism) An underworld officer whose duty is to bring a dead person before the underworld court for trial.
- (theology) an officer of the hell, especially one with a similar duty.
- a crow (any of several birds of the genus Corvus and the family Corvidae, traditionally believed to be agents of the underworld).
- (figuratively) anyone or anything that deprives a living creature of its life or that brings death.
The underworld court in Khmer art, Angkor Wat