Undertaker vs. Pallbearer

Undertaker vs. Pallbearer — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Undertaker and Pallbearer

Undertakernoun

See funeral director.

Pallbearernoun

One of the persons carrying or attending a coffin at a funeral.

Undertakernoun

(ŭn′dər-tākər) One who undertakes a task or job.

Pallbearernoun

(archaic) One who carries a corner of the pall over a coffin or casket.

Undertakernoun

A funeral director; someone whose business is to manage funerals, burials and cremations.

Pallbearernoun

One called upon to carry or bear the casket at a funeral.

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Undertakernoun

(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.

Pallbearernoun

one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

Undertakernoun

(historical) A contractor for the royal revenue in England, one of those who undertook to manage the House of Commons for the king in the Addled Parliament of 1614.

Undertakernoun

(rare) One who undertakes or commits to doing something.

Undertakernoun

one whose business is the management of funerals