Potter-s-field Definition

noun
A burial ground for paupers or unknown persons.
Webster's New World

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Noun

Singular:
potter-s-field
Plural:
potter-s-fields

Origin of Potter-s-field

  • This phrase derives from the reference to the potter's field in the New Testament, Matthew 27:7: "˜And they took counsel, and baught with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.' (King James Version)

    From Wiktionary

  • From the potter's field mentioned in Matthew 27:7

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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