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, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 18, 2021).