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Definition of "potter's field" [potter's field]

  • A place for the burial of unknown or indigent persons. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "potter's field" in a sentence
  • "Testament, as we gather from the (Aramaic) name Haceldama (Matt., xxvii, 18; Acts, i, 19) given to the potter's field bought with blood-money."
  • "After this the Evangelist goes on to tell how the priests, who scrupled to put the money in the corbona because it was the price of blood, spent it in buying the potter's field for the burial of strangers, which for this cause was called the field of blood."