Churchyard Church"yard`, n. The ground adjoining a church, in which the dead are buried; a cemetery. [1913 Webster]

Like graves in the holy churchyard. --Shak.

Syn: Burial place; burying ground; graveyard; necropolis; cemetery; God's acre. [1913 Webster]

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