mortuarium

Latin: mors, death

  • a tithe paid by the heirs of a land renter to the landlord, commonly the best head of cattle
  • a portion, received by bishops, from the estate of deceased clergymen
  • bequests made to churches (Decretals, 3)
  • the quota demanded for funerals not performed in one’s own parish
  • death notices
  • a chapel, or hall for the dead, or morgue