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ca·dav·er

(kă-dav'er),
A dead body. [Usage note: In common use, this term has come to specify a dead body used for a particular purpose, such as dissection.]
Synonym(s): corpse
[L. fr. cado, to fall]

corpse

(kôrps)
n.
A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.

ca·dav·er

(kă-dav'ĕr)
A dead body.
Synonym(s): corpse.
[L. fr. cado, to fall]
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Anyone outside Knowsley wanting to bury their loved ones at either Fox's Bank Lane, Whiston, or Prescot Cemetery will have to pay pounds 2,352 for burial rights and monument permission.
Could the common law relating to burial rights be a source of the rule empowering a next of kin to prevent the biomedical exploitation of a deceased relative's genealogical and genetic information?
It could also have implications for the ancient burial rights of North American Indians.
I am just asking them to respect my ancestor's burial rights. I have been sent from pillar to post trying to get justice to leave my ancestors to rest in peace," she said
The court has also recognized that the intentional interference with familial burial rights by mutilation or disturbance of the corpse is compensable.
Personally, I concur with the Hemings family view (expressed by Spurgeon) that the descendants of all Jefferson's slaves--whether descended directly from Thomas Jefferson or not--should be allowed burial rights on Jefferson's property.
People laid to rest in the city's graveyards since 1954 have exclusive burial rights for only 75 years.