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funeral director

noun
1.
a person, usually a licensed embalmer, who supervises or conducts the preparation of the dead for burial and directs or arranges funerals.
2.
a person who owns or operates a funeral home.
Also called mortician, undertaker.
Origin of funeral director
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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  • He was employed by a funeral director in Philadelphia to write obituary verses for memorial cards.

    Coffee and Repartee John Kendrick Bangs
  • He came to his decision about the money for the funeral director quickly.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • And were you present when the funeral director's personnel were preparing the body?

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • In his pocket as he spoke was the funeral director's bill for $200.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Still (I discovered) to be buried by a funeral director is not the very latest, the most fashionable thing.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
British Dictionary definitions for funeral director

funeral director

noun
1.
an undertaker
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