mourner definition

  • noun:
    • some one filled up with or expressing grief or sadness, particularly over a death; an individual who mourns.
    • a person who mourns or is grieved at any misfortune, because the loss of a friend.
    • person who attends a funeral as a hired mourner.
    • a person who mourns or laments.
    • One employed to wait funerals in a practice of mourning.
    • any such thing of mourning.
    • in some localities, at a funeral, one that is recognized as belonging to the circle of these most afflicted with the death and has now a special destination accordingly.
    • a person who has the mourning of the chine.
    • A penitent, particularly one that tends to make community announcement of a desire for salvation: found in Methodist churches.
    • a person who is experiencing grief (as grieving over anyone who has died)

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