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Undertaker vs Coroner - What's the difference?

undertaker | coroner |

As nouns the difference between undertaker and coroner

is that undertaker is a funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations while coroner is a public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths.

undertaker

English

Noun

  • A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations
  • (historical) A person receiving land in Ireland during the Elizabethan era, so named because they gave an undertaking to abide by several conditions regarding marriage, to be loyal to the crown, and to use English as their spoken language.
  • In 1588 became an undertaker in the first Elizabethan plantation, receiving the forfeited Irish estate of Kilcolman Castle.

    coroner

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A public official who presides over an inquest into unnatural deaths.
  • (Canada, US) A medical doctor who performs autopsies and determines time and cause of death from a scientific standpoint.
  • The administrative head of a sheading.
  • Hyponyms

    * (who presides over an inquest) medical examiner, ME (if he performs autopsies)

    Anagrams

    * crooner ----