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1. The act of interment; burial.
2. A sepulcher.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus, past participle of sepelīre, to bury the dead.]
1. the act of placing in a sepulchre
2. an archaic word for sepulchre
[C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury]
sep•ul•ture(ˈsɛp əl tʃər)
2. sepulcher; tomb.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin sepultūra]
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|Noun||1.||sepulture - 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"
|2.||sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave |
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
crypt - a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)
tomb, grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
mausoleum - a large burial chamber, usually above ground