A container, as an urn or vault, for the bones of the dead.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Ossuary
Origin of Ossuary
From Late Latin ossuārium (“charnel house"), from ossuārius (“of or for bones"), from compound of Latin os (“bone") + adjectival suffix -ārius (“of, related to").
Late Latin ossuārium from neuter of Latin ossuārius of bones from os oss- bone ost- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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