Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A place of burial, differing from a churchyard by its locality and incidents,—by its locality, as it is separate and apart from any sacred bulldlng used for the performance of divine service; by its incidents that, inasmuch as no vault or burying-place in an ordinary churchyard can be purchased for a perpetuity, in a cemetery a permanent burial place can be obtained. Wharton. See Winters v. State, 9 Ind. 174; Cemetery Ass hi v. Board of Assessors, 37 La. Ann. 35; Jenkins v. Andover, 103 Mass. 104; Cemetery Ass'n v. New Haven, 48 Co.nn. 243, 21 Am. Rep. 643. Six or more human bodies being buried at one placo constitutes the place a cemetery. Pol. Code Cal. § 3106.