DEATH TABOO (DEATH TABU)

the virtue that death is so hazardous and scary a topic that someone ought not just abstain from contact with the deceased, dying, and those having just lost a loved one, but also abstain from corresponding with or entertaining thoughts of them.

DEATH TABOO (DEATH TABU): "Some death taboos postulate that the deceased should never be touched directly, in addition to avoiding direct contact with those close to the deceased person too."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEATH TABOO (DEATH TABU)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/death-taboo-death-tabu/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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