potter's field

potter's field
A public place where strangers, paupers, and criminals are buried.

The despised pauper, most likely a foreigner, when his spirit has gone to its final resting-place, is probably carried to the Potters Field.

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  • potter's field — (sometimes caps.) a piece of ground reserved as a burial place for strangers and the friendless poor. Matt. 27:7. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • potter's field — noun historical a burial place for paupers and strangers. Origin the name of a piece of land near Jerusalem bought for this purpose with the money given to Judas Iscariot for betraying Jesus (Matt. 27:7) …   English new terms dictionary

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