[seer-muh nt, ser-uh-]
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Origin of cerement

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

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


    Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for cerement


  1. another name for cerecloth
  2. any burial clothes

Word Origin for cerement

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