A place for the burial of unknown or indigent persons.
A burial ground for paupers or unknown persons.
Origin of potter-s-field
- From the potter's field mentioned in Matthew 27:7
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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)