- 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
The tumulus may be considered as the most simple and the most ancient form of sepulture.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- the act of placing in a sepulchre
- an archaic word for sepulchre
Word Origin for sepulture
Word Origin and History 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).