• To pass again; to pass or travel over in the oppositedirection; to pass a second time; as, to repass a bridge or a river;to repass the sea.

  • See [repast]. Common misuse of the word repast.

  • Repass, or the gathering, occurs directly after the burial or burial ceremony has taken place. Sometimes held at the home of the family of the deceased, more often it is held at the deceased’s church or some other civic building if the deceased has no church affiliation.
    This meal allows the family time to catch up on each other’s lives. While funeral services provide the more formal rites of death, the repass “demonstrates the continuity of life even in the face of death.”

  • See [repast]. Common misuse of the word repast.


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