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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
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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Examples for funeral director
  • 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.
  • Once you've selected a funeral home, you can discuss your wishes with the funeral director.
  • When your plan is complete, the funeral director will keep it on file until it is needed.
British Dictionary definitions for funeral director

funeral director

noun
1.
an undertaker
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