- Obs. a cemetery
- a building or place where corpses or bones are depositedin full charnel house
Origin of charnelOld French from Late Latin carnale, graveyard; neuter of Ecclesiastical Late Latin carnalis, carnal
Origin of charnelMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin carnāle from neuter of Latin carnālis of the flesh from carō carn- flesh ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more charnel, superlative most charnel)