the act or ceremony of interring; burial.
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- re·in·ter·ment, noun
- interment , internment
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How to use interment in a sentence
Radiocarbon-dated samples from the earthen floor near the woman’s remains date her interment to around 19,200 years ago.A body burned inside a hut 20,000 years ago signaled shifting views of death | Bruce Bower | February 16, 2021 | Science News
They will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment.
After the interment, the department radio dispatcher announced over the air that German was gone, but never to be forgotten.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida | Michael Daly | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At press time, none had responded to requests to arrange for his disposal or interment.
Moments later, Cardinal Cushing stepped forward to read the prayers of interment.
Could you be ready Wednesday night [December 4],” she asked, “for the re-interment of the bodies of our two babies at Arlington?
The first interment in the cemetery of Pere la Chaise; it was laid out and prepared by order of Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
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.Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match | Francis C. Woodworth
British Dictionary definitions for interment
burial, esp with ceremonial rites
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