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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Necropolis \Ne*crop"o*lis\, n.; pl. Necropolises. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; nekro`s a dead body, adj., dead + ? city.] A city of the dead; a name given by the ancients to their cemeteries, and sometimes applied to modern burial places; a graveyard. [1913 Webster]