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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 661 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CENOTAPH (Gr. ,cevos, empty, racks, tomb), a monument or tablet to the memory of a person whose body is buried elsewhere. The custom arose from the erection of monuments to those whose bodies could not be recovered, as in the case of drowning.
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