[ in-tur-muhnt ]
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  1. the act or ceremony of interring; burial.

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Origin of interment

1300–50; inter + -ment; replacing Middle English enter(e)ment<Middle French enterrement

Other words from interment

  • re·in·ter·ment, noun

Words that may be confused with interment

Words Nearby interment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use interment in a sentence

  • Could you be ready Wednesday night [December 4],” she asked, “for the re-interment of the bodies of our two babies at Arlington?

    My Life with the Kennedys | Archbishop Hannan, Nancy Collins | June 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The first interment in the cemetery of Pere la Chaise; it was laid out and prepared by order of Bonaparte.

  • The date was fixed for the interment with military pomp, and immense crowds came out to witness the imposing procession.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • As I was wondering at this marvellous spectacle Urania told me this was their usual mode of interment and resurrection.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • Certainely!And from this prison twas the sonnes requestThat his deare father might interment haue.

    The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
  • He remained until the interment was completed, when he returned home with those who attended the funeral.

British Dictionary definitions for interment


/ (ɪnˈtɜːmənt) /

  1. burial, esp with ceremonial rites

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