One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The preparation of a dead person for burial.‘the district nurse could be asked to complete last offices’
burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the graveView synonyms
- ‘The ‘laying-out’ of the body - or ‘rendering the last offices’ was in the past a job traditionally done by women, often the local midwife.’
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