ETYM Greek kenotaphion; kenos empty + taphos burial, tomb: cf. French cénotaphe.
Built to honor soldiers who died in a war.
Monument to commemorate a person or persons not actually buried at the site, as in the Whitehall Cenotaph, London, designed by Edwin Lutyens to commemorate the dead of both world wars.
ETYM French, from Latin monumentum, from monere to remind, admonish. Related to Monition, Moniment.
An important site that is marked and preserved as public property.