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interment

[in-tur-muh nt]
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noun
  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
Related formsre·in·ter·ment, noun
Can be confusedinterment internment
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Examples from the Web for reinterment

Historical Examples

  • In connection with their reinterment he had planned a great popular demonstration.

    Thomas Paine, The Apostle of Liberty

    John E. Remsburg

  • He returned in December, and on the fourteenth of that month the ceremony of reinterment took place.

  • The consent of the family being obtained, the reinterment took place on the 20th of August of that year.


British Dictionary definitions for reinterment

interment

noun
  1. burial, esp with ceremonial rites
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Word Origin and History for reinterment

interment

n.

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

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