cremation


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cremate

(krē′māt″, kri-māt′) [L. cremare, to burn to ashes]
To reduce a dead body to ash by burning.
cremation (kri-mā′shŏn)

cremation

Disposal of bodies by burning. Nowadays, the great majority of people dying in Britain are cremated. In most historic traditions, cremation was considered more honourable than burial.

cremation

disposal of a cadaver by total burning.
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Our wide-ranging proposals aim to standardise burial and cremation practices across Scotland and provides for better scrutiny and governance of those who are tasked with this important and sensitive role.
There was a similar increase in the percentage of Americans who are unaffiliated with any organized religion and who said they would "definitely" or are "somewhat likely" to select cremation for friends and family -- from 60 percent in 2004 to 91 percent in 2015 -- according to a recent Funeral and Memorialization Information Council study.
Although the Catholic Church lifted its ban on cremation in 1963, it continued to teach that the deceased person's body had to be present at the funeral; the cremation would take place afterward.
Data was collected from the Cremation Society of Great Britain, an advocate of cremation in the UK, which showed that in 2012, the highest number of cremations took place in Switzerland at 85 percent, which is a non-EU member.
He pointed out that in Britain, where 75 per cent of people choose cremation, these issues have been resolved and safeguards are in place to prevent any such incidents.
North Tyneside Council's burials and cremations service has successfully retained its gold award status for the third successive year following an independent assessment by the Institute of Crematorium and Cemetery Management (ICCM).
where she was responsible for the marketing and sales of Wilbert's cremation products, along with the administration and promotion of Wilbert's Cremation Choices[R] program.
Simplicity Hospital Cremation Service, which is for families who have suffered a death in hospital, offers its full funeral package for PS1,700, compared to an approximate cost of PS3,000 for a similar service from a traditional funeral home.
05 am, the ambulance left for the cremation ground with the mortal remains of the victim, followed by a contingent of police vehicles.
In the current Western world, cremation represents a way of "disposing of the body" which coexists with burial, as an option which is gaining in popularity (1).
The head of The Cremation Society of New Hampshire Inc.