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lich gate

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noun
a roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is set down during a burial service to await the coming of the clergyman.
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Also called resurrection gate.

Origin of lich gate

First recorded in 1475–85
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British Dictionary definitions for lich gate

lich gate
/ (lɪtʃ) /

noun
a variant spelling of lych gate
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