an establishment where the dead are prepared for burial or cremation, where the body may be viewed, and where funeral services are sometimes held.
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Origin of funeral home
An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Also called funeral chapel, funeral church, funeral parlor, funeral residence, mortuary.
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