disinterment


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dis·in·ter

 (dĭs′ĭn-tûr′)
tr.v. dis·in·terred, dis·in·ter·ring, dis·in·ters
1. To dig up or remove from a grave or tomb; exhume.
2. To bring to public notice; disclose.

dis′in·ter′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinterment - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been burieddisinterment - the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
Translations

disinterment

[ˌdɪsɪnˈtɜːmənt] Nexhumación f, desenterramiento m

disinterment

nAusgrabung f
References in classic literature ?
If I thought it would do any good to the rising generation, I would cheerfully give my consent to the disinterment of the bones of any genteel highwayman (the more genteel, the more cheerfully), and to their exposure, piecemeal, on any sign-post, gate, or gibbet, that might be deemed a good elevation for the purpose.
Pickwick was busily engaged in counting the barrels of oysters and superintending the disinterment of the cod-fish, when he felt himself gently pulled by the skirts of the coat.
10 Islamic jurisprudence consistently holds burial sites to be eternally sanctified, and disinterment of human remains is expressly prohibited.
No tumulo de Christian Rosenkreutz" begins with an epigraph, a translated excerpt from the Fama Fraternatis, which describes the amazingly good condition of Rosenkreutz's corpse at the time of his 1604 disinterment in Germany, one hundred and twenty years after his death (it was this finding that developed into the pivotal story of the Rosicrucian sect).
68) The tribe filed suit and obtained a temporary restraining order against the disinterment.
One of the most prevalent practices of freedom for the post-colonial subject is the disinterment of memory as a means by which to expose the hidden histories of violence.
Sunni Mufti of Mount Lebanon, Mohammad Ali Jouzou, wants Jiyeh cemetery disinterment investigated.
The latest demolitions follow the disinterment of over 1,500 graves in 2009 to make way for a controversial Museum of Tolerance, which the Israeli government has pushed for despite efforts by descendants to stay the museums construction, appealing to the UN for immediate intervention.
They offered all of them similar burial plots elsewhere and to pay all expenses for Gallaher's disinterment and reburial.
11) Arciniegas also noted how curiously the burial of pre-Columbian cultures which were contemporary with the Renaissance or disinterment in Europe: ".
Under Scots law we have to ask permission from the courts to carry out any disinterment and we are going through this legal process.
The second was the first disinterment I participated in, when we opened the coffin of a young woman and I witnessed her remains, the unique construction of bones that make the foundation of our bodies.