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.
Additional comparisons are made with relevant field accessions when the original cemetery information for a NMCP disinterment is known and can be linked to an area that has been excavated.
Mikdad, for his part, said that Syria welcomes the peace-keeping forces from the Uruguayan nationality, affirming the Syrian firm stance represented by offering support to the Disengagement force to carry out their duty and uncover the Israeli violations of the Disinterment agreement through their repeated aggressions on the Syrian territory and their support to the terrorists.
Sixty-eight years later, in April 2015, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work ordered the disinterment of the Oklahoma unknowns.
"From what I can tell you, based on everything that is described as far as the disinterment of the remains in 2010, [it] fits with what we would expect for the normal decomposition of the human body, especially in this type of an environment and this type of a locale," Kolowski said.
Many countries have enacted laws and regulations addressing the burial or other disposal of the recently dead, and there are often regulations relating to disinterment or archaeological excavation.
As a political poet in the early American Republic as much as in Scotland prior to 1794, we need new bibliographical examination of these American works followed by a proper critical disinterment.1^ Wilson is an important Paisley and Scottish poet, who will likely have much attention paid to him around 2021 (whether or not Paisley succeeds in its bid for UK City of Culture for that year).
This interpretation seems more plausible than their occurrence resulting from the wholesale disinterment and dumping of skeletons from primary intramural burials, as there is no evidence at Catalhoyuk for empty or robbed-out graves within any of the excavated houses.
For those with access to such resources and networks, this also included a system of disinterment and trans-Pacific shipping of the bones of the deceased for family reclamation and reburial in ancestral settings.