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[in-tur-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɜr mənt/
the act or ceremony of interring; burial.
Origin of interment
1300-50; inter + -ment; replacing Middle English enter(e)ment < Middle French enterrement
Related forms
reinterment, noun
Can be confused
interment, internment. Unabridged
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  • Next followed the corpse, after which came those who were to die at the interment.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • He was devoured by the birds of prey ere he could be removed for interment.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Hour after hour the scene of the interment remained without an eye to witness it.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • He remained in the city for four days:—until the interment was over.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • When they had done with him, came the question of his interment.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • The permission was granted, but the interment did not take place.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • I cannot forget that this is the anniversary of the interment of my dear father.

British Dictionary definitions for interment


burial, esp with ceremonial rites
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Word Origin and History for interment

early 14c., from Old French enterrement, from enterrer (see inter).

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