a monument placed at the head of a grave, as a memorial of the departed. Anciently, the cross in some form or other was invariably used, either simply, with floriated ends, within a circle, or in some other obvious form. During the 15th century the cruciform shape was displaced by other forms less Christian, neither artistic nor ornamental.

Definition of headstone

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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