mourner

[ mawr-ner, mohr- ]
/ ˈmɔr nər, ˈmoʊr- /

noun

a person who mourns.
a person who attends a funeral to mourn for the deceased.
(at religious revival meetings) a person who professes penitence for sin, with desire for salvation.

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Origin of mourner

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mourn, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for mourner

mourner
/ (ˈmɔːnə) /

noun

a person who mourns, esp at a funeral
(at US revivalist meetings) a person who repents publicly
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