church yard


the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.

1125–75; Middle English chirche yeard; see church, yard2 Unabridged
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churchyard (ˈtʃɜːtʃˌjɑːd)
the grounds surrounding a church, usually used as a graveyard

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