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grave

(Important), adjective chief, consequential, essential, exigent, gravis, imperative, indispensable, pressing, serious, serius, substantial, tristis, urgent, weighty

grave

(Solemn), adjective cheerless, dolorous, grim, heavy, humorless, joyless, pensive, sad, serious, sober, somber, sorrowful, spiritless, uncheery, unlively
Associated concepts: grave consequences for illegal acts
See also: bleak, critical, crucial, deadly, dire, earnest, exigent, flagrant, gross, important, lamentable, major, momentous, solemn, urgent

GRAVE. A place where a dead body is interred.
     2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing the coffin or grave clothes, is a misdemeanor at common law. 1 Russ. on. Cr. 414. A singular case, illustrative of this subject, occurred in Louisiana. A son, who inherited a large estate from his mother, buried her with all her jewels, worth $2000; he then made a sale of all he inherited from his mother, for $30,000. After this, a thief broke the grave and stole the jewels, which, after his conviction, were left with the clerk of the court, to be delivered to the owner. The son claimed them, and so did the purchaser of the inheritance; it was held that the jewels, although buried with the mother, belonged to the son, and, that they passed to the purchaser by a sale of the whole inheritance. 6 Robins. L. R. 488. See Dead Body.
     3. In New York, by statutory enactment, it is provided, that every person who shall open a grave, or other place of interment, with intent, 1. To remove the dead body of any human being, for the purpose of selling the same, or for the purpose of dissection; or, 2. To steal the coffin, or any part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with any dead body, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment, in a state prison, not exceeding two years, or in a county gaol, not exceeding six months, or by fine not, exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Rev. Stat. part 4, tit. 5, art. 3, Sec. 15.

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Mohammad Elian, an attorney whose son, Baha, was killed by Israel,said that Israeli authorities removed all names of the slain Palestinians offthe stones although they had required that slain Palestinians be laid to restin this particular graveyard.
Now the health department is making a basic health unit by covering some 15 kanal of land on the earth reserved for the graveyard without making any consultation with the people and grave yard committee.
The District Graveyard Monitoring Committee will have to monitor the graveyards located within the district and issue instructions for proper look after of graveyards and tree plantation.
PMl-N Vice Chairman from UC 18 Raja Amjed said there is no official graveyard in NA 48-49 constituency and huge population have to move their deceased to their native localities despite they have been settled down in these areas over the years.
He said residents contacted the RCB and Station Headquarters for establishment of new graveyard.
If Humayun's Tomb is made into graveyard, the Muslims here won't require another for next 100 years, as the land where the tomb sits is huge," Wasim Rizvi told ANI.
Although anthologies are rarely (if ever) designed to be read from cover to cover, when read in such a way, Voller's selections--which include "works that reflect some aspects of Graveyard sensibility without necessarily having both feet planted in the cemetery" (13-14)--collectively highlight "meaningful points of connection and commonality" (9) across the long eighteenth century and successfully trace this morbid sensibility's "penetration into larger literary culture" (13).
We have struggled for too many years in fighting the worsening state of the graveyard and bringing animals to eat the grass has happened before, as I believe we had horses doing a similar job in the early 1980s.
The Muslim population here is more than 50,000 and there is not even a single graveyard," Turn to Page 3
Now graveyard owner Nina Johnson-Perry fears the final resting place is about to be targeted again.
This happens when there are no boundaries and in numerous cases residents themselves don't know the available space in a graveyard or in some cases old cemeteries that are 100 years old are not used for burial anymore.
It has been prepared after an in-depth study of the present situation of the graveyards, the service infrastructure, and the procedures, to improve the graveyard services and the entities that supervise them.