Etymology
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churchyard (n.)

"ground adjoining a church," especially if used for burial, late Old English, from church (n.) + yard (n.1).

updated on November 18, 2017

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Definitions of churchyard from WordNet

churchyard (n.)
the yard associated with a church;
Synonyms: God's acre
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.