Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or ritual of interring or burying.

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  • n. The act of burying a dead body; burial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of interring or depositing in the earth; burial; sepulture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

Etymologies

Noun form of inter (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Burial is commonly called interment It is frequently has a considerable price tag and unquestionably the most pricey part of a funeral

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  • Due to extensive evidence that the identification of the eight Americans and two South Vietnamese crew members aboard this flight is highly inconclusive, the interment will be a difficult time for many family members whose loved ones were lost in this incident.

    Madison, William L.

  • But the most recent statement is that his interment was a sham, and was part of a well-devised plan for facilitating his escape from France to Germany during the prevalence of rumoured attempts to restore the Stuarts, and that, after marrying the Countess of Waldsteine-Waters, he lived, bearing her name, to the age of eighty-six.

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  • A study of this collection leads to the belief that all the specimens are from one interment, that is, the grave of a single individual.

    Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 427-510

  • A rough box was their coffin, and their interment was a dog's burial.

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • The place of her interment was a monastery erected by Aurelius Ambrose, the uncle of King Arthur, "for the maintenance of three hundred monks to pray for the souls of the British noblemen slain by Hengist."

    Purgatory

  • Poet-Laureate to their two late Majesties, King Charles, and King James the Second, being a subject capable of employing the best pens; and several persons of quality, and others, having put a stop to his interment, which is designed to be in

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With a Life of the Author

  • In some places they have a most barbarous mode of interment, which is thus: When one is sick or infirm, and nearly at the point of death, his relatives carry him into a large forest, and there attaching one of their sleeping-hammocks to two trees, they place the sick person in it, and continue to swing him about for a whole day, and when night comes, after placing at his head water and provisions sufficient to sustain him for five or six days, they return to their village.

    Amerigo Vespucci

  • I have thought myself extremely unfortunate to be out of the way at that only time when you were pleased lately to touch here, and express so great a desire of taking your leave of my Uncle; which could not but have been admitted by him as a most welcome exception to his general orders against being interrupted; and I could most heartily wish that the circumstances of your health and distance did not forbid me to ask the favour of your assisting in the holding up of the pawll at his interment, which is intended to be on Thursday next; for if the manes are affected with what passes below, I am sure this would have been very grateful to his.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1660 N.S.

  • The head had been cut off to be sent to Lucknow as a trophy, but Captain Weston opposed this, and it was replaced on the body, which was sewn up in a winding-sheet and taken into the river Ghagra by some sipahees, as the best kind of interment for a Hindoo chief of his rank.

    A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II

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  • Always looks to me as if there's missing between inter- (prefix) and -ment (suffix). Yes, of course inTER in this case is the root and not a prefix. Still ...

    October 26, 2009