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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)
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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.
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HINDUS in Bahrain have been given three years to turn an allotted plot of land in Askar into a crematory, as a ban on outdoor cremations is underway in the country.
The CNG machine which was installed at the Ghat in 2012 is cost-effective and environment-friendly but people still prefer the traditional method of cremation, citing it to be against Hindu rituals.
While the council has not published the exact cost of the new service, Cllr Bithell said it was lower than the standard cremation fee, which is listed as PS713 on its website Cllr Bithell added: "As with any cremation, the deceased is treated with the utmost care and respect, and would be received in the normal manner through the front doors of the chapel or through the chapel of rest if the funeral director or family request this.
Her cremation came as a shock to the members of ACK church.2005: Anglican archbishop Manasses Kuria died in 2005 and was also interred.
The county has encouraged residents to adopt cremation by lowering cremation fees and increasing burial costs.
Mark Hull, Group Head of Marketing at Simplicity Cremations, said: "We've focussed on the thing we believe many consumers will value most, attending the actual service.
Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi was hearing a public interest petition moved by a lawyer questioning unavailability of cremation places for the Hindu community living in Lahore.
A spokesperson for Urns for Ashes said: "Cremation rate has picked up in the last ten years, along with the price," "This, we believe is in part to the rising cost of funerals.
Efforts were undertaken to legally regulate cremation date back to 2006 when the Cabinet commissioned a legislative drafting committee.
'When there is a cremation, we find it very difficult to bear the stench blowing from the crematorium, and we also do not know whether the body is carrying a disease.
"Approximately two thirds of all people who die choose to be cremated and health professionals sign the cremation certificates," she said.
They also complained that the community is not provided with 'Hearse' facility for carrying dead body for cremation.