interment


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interment

the act or ritual of burial: The interment will be at noon at the Midtown Cemetery.
Not to be confused with:
internment – the act of undergoing training; confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, and political prisoners: During World War II, many Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps.
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in·ter·ment

 (ĭn-tûr′mənt)
n.
The act or ritual of interring or burying.
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interment

(ɪnˈtɜːmənt)
n
burial, esp with ceremonial rites
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in•ter•ment

(ɪnˈtɜr mənt)

n.
the act or ceremony of interring; burial.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interment - the ritual placing of a corpse in a graveinterment - the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
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interment

noun burial, burying, funeral, committal, entombment, inhumation, sepulture As soon as the interment ended she walked over to him.
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interment

noun
An act of placing a body in a grave or tomb:
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Translations
دَفْن
pohřeb
begravelse
eltemetés
greftrun

interment

[ɪnˈtɜːmənt] Nentierro m, sepelio m
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interment

[ɪnˈtɜːrmənt] ninhumation f, enterrement m
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interment

nBeerdigung f, → Bestattung f
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interment

[ɪnˈtɜːmənt] n (frm) → inumazione f
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inter

(inˈtəː) past tense, past participle inˈterred verb
to bury (a person etc).
inˈterment noun
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References in classic literature ?
The legal representative of the dead man was left to provide for the necessities of the interment, and the witnesses were free to retire.
The place of Catherine's interment, to the surprise of the villagers, was neither in the chapel under the carved monument of the Lintons, nor yet by the tombs of her own relations, outside.
I thought the windows of the sets of chambers into which those houses were divided, were in every stage of dilapidated blind and curtain, crippled flower-pot, cracked glass, dusty decay, and miserable makeshift; while To Let To Let To Let, glared at me from empty rooms, as if no new wretches ever came there, and the vengeance of the soul of Barnard were being slowly appeased by the gradual suicide of the present occupants and their unholy interment under the gravel.
The grave of this unfortunate man was the first place of human interment that the author ever beheld, as the smoke- house was the first ruin!
He came like a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care; and after the interment of his friend he conducted her to Geneva and placed her under the protection of a relation.
It was observable, too, that ladies and gentlemen who were in passions of anguish during the ceremony of interment, recovered almost as soon as they reached home, and became quite composed before the tea-drinking was over.
When the place of interment was reached the corpse was lowered, just as it was, into a deep pit.
He, no doubt, thought that prisoners who died in the Chateau d'If were interred in an ordinary burial-ground, and he conveyed the dead man into his own cell, took his place in the sack in which they had sewed up the corpse, and awaited the moment of interment."
Some of the eyes were a trifle dim, but in a general way it may be said that at that interment there was lack of neither observance nor observation; Silas was indubitably dead, and none could have pointed out any ritual delinquency that would have justified him in coming back from the grave.
Gibson, who had come down to direct his sister's interment and settle the family affairs.
The long and fruitless march which they had made under the direction of Abiram, the discovery of the body, and its subsequent interment, had so far consumed the day, that by the time their steps were retraced across the broad track of waste which lay between the grave of Asa and the rock, the sun had fallen far below his meridian altitude.
The same grave expression of grief, the same rigid silence, and the same deference to the principal mourner, were observed around the place of interment as have been already described.