[sep-uh l-cher]


the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
sepulcher; tomb.

Origin of sepulture

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra -ure
Related formsse·pul·tur·al [suh-puhl-cher-uh l] /səˈpʌl tʃər əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of sepultural

  • The use of Ogham was partially practised in the Christian period for sepultural purposes, being venerable and sacred from time.

British Dictionary definitions for sepultural



the act of placing in a sepulchre
an archaic word for sepulchre

Word Origin for sepulture

C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury
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Word Origin and History for sepultural



"burial, interment," late 13c., from Old French sepulture, sepoutre "tomb, coffin" (12c.), from Latin sepultura "burial, funeral obsequies," from sepult-, past participle stem of sepelire "to bury" (see sepulcher).

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