- the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
- sepulcher; tomb.
Origin of sepulture
Related Words for sepultureossuary, crypt, sepulcher, cinerarium, catacomb, shrine, vault, mound, tomb, mausoleum
Examples from the Web for sepulture
Historical Examples of sepulture
She was put into a vault which this Turk had for the sepulture of his family.The Phantom World
Cutha was a favourite place of sepulture with the Babylonians.History of Religion
All the meed of the tomb, all the solace of sepulture, I give freely.The Aeneid of Virgil
Sepulture was generally therefore forbidden; but in consequence of Deut.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
This subterranean mode of sepulture is undoubtedly of Egyptian origin.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- the act of placing in a sepulchre
- an archaic word for sepulchre
Word Origin for sepulture
"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).