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:
1885–90, Americanism

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funeral director
 
n
an undertaker

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Example sentences
Getting licensed as a funeral director is neither easy nor compatible with
  monastic life, as the monks would soon discover.
We told the family to call a funeral director, to get everything prepared.
Apprenticeships must be completed under the direction of an experienced and
  licensed funeral director.
Guidelines for a training program intended to produce a fully-qualified,
  licensed funeral director.
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