- the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
- sepulcher; tomb.
Origin of sepulture
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra -ure
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Examples from the Web for sepultural
The use of Ogham was partially practised in the Christian period for sepultural purposes, being venerable and sacred from time.Early Bardic Literature, Ireland
- the act of placing in a sepulchre
- an archaic word for sepulchre
C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury
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Word Origin and History for sepultural
"burial, interment," late 13c., from Old French sepulture, sepoutre "tomb, coffin" (12c.), from Latin sepultura "burial, funeral obsequies," from sepult-, past participle stem of sepelire "to bury" (see sepulcher).
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