Glossary of Funeral Terms
Funeral & Cremation Terms
There are 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Partitioned Pet Cremation
A method of pet cremation in which the bodies of several pets will be placed in the cremation chamber and cremated at the same time, but the body each pet will be physically separated from another through barriers such as clay bricks.
A method used to reduce the body of an animal, after death, down to its basic elements. The most common method of cremation involves incineration at high temperatures.
A specific piece of ground located in a cemetery which is owned by a family or an individual. It is used to bury the casketed body or urn containing cremated remains.
The act of making arrangements for a funeral, memorial, ceremony or other service/plans prior to death. Advance planning can involve simply recording one's wishes (preplanning), or making financial arrangements (pre-paying). Also known as "Advance Planning."
The act of making arrangements for a funeral, memorial, ceremony or other service/plans prior to death. Preplanning can involve simply recording one's wishes or making financial arrangements (pre-paying). Also known as "Preneed."
Presidential Memorial Certificate
An engraved paper certificate that honors the memory of the deceased veteran, and is signed by the current President of the United States.