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sepulture

[ sep-uhl-cher ]
/ ˈsɛp əl tʃər /
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noun

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

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Origin of sepulture

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM sepulture

se·pul·tur·al [suh-puhl-cher-uhl], /səˈpʌl tʃər əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sepulture

sepulture
/ (ˈsɛpəltʃə) /

noun

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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