interment

[ in-tur-muh nt ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr mənt /

noun

the act or ceremony of interring; burial.

Nearby words

  1. intermedin,
  2. intermediolateral nucleus,
  3. intermediomedial nucleus,
  4. intermedius,
  5. intermenstrual pain,
  6. intermesh,
  7. intermetacarpal joint,
  8. intermetallic compound,
  9. intermetatarsal joint,
  10. intermezzo

Origin of interment

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

Related formsre·in·ter·ment, noun

Can be confusedinterment internment

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British Dictionary definitions for interment

interment

/ (ɪnˈtɜːmənt) /

noun

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

interment

n.

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

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