Definition of chapel of rest in English:

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chapel of rest

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noun

British
An undertaker’s mortuary, where bodies are kept before a funeral.
Example sentences
  • I learn from several sources that the practice of placing bodies in the chapel of rest, when there is an overflow, has been a standard practice in hospitals throughout the country.
  • He said Vinnie's body was now reposing in the chapel of rest at Leach and Clegg Undertakers in Dale Street, Milnrow and his friends were welcome to go there and pay their last respects and sign a book of condolence.
  • Then there is the ‘gardening’ to do, a pretty little plant lined avenue Fran has created, leading from the offices to the chapel of rest.

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