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cerement

[seer-muh nt, ser-uh-]
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noun Usually cerements.
  1. a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead.
  2. any graveclothes.

Origin of cerement

First recorded in 1595–1605; cere2 + -ment
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Historical Examples

  • Wrapper by wrapper he undid, cerement on cerement, till both Leonora and I wondered when he would stop.

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    Andrew Lang


British Dictionary definitions for cerement

cerement

noun
  1. another name for cerecloth
  2. any burial clothes

Word Origin

C17: from French cirement, from cirer to wax; see cere ²
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