churchyard

[church-yahrd]
noun
the yard or ground adjoining a church, often used as a graveyard.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English chirche yeard; see church, yard2

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churchyard (ˈtʃɜːtʃˌjɑːd)
 
n
the grounds surrounding a church, usually used as a graveyard

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Example sentences for churchyard
Many of the important townspeople are buried in the churchyard.
A churchyard should not be confused with a graveyard or a cemetery.
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