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[in-tur-muh nt]
  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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Historical Examples of reinterment

  • 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


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



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

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