The Difference Between a Graveyard and A Cemetery

Usually, in today’s paranormal world every ghost hunter sees the terms as synonyms.  The cultural definition is that a cemetery refers to a large burial ground, typically not associated with a church. The first citation in the Oxford English Dictionary for graveyard comes from 1767, and a graveyard is typically smaller than a cemetery and is often associated with a church. It is part of the churchyard.

Graveyard = Church

Cemetery = Usually no church, and bigger.




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