Simple Definition of burial
: the act or ceremony of burying a dead person in a grave
: the act of burying something in the ground
Examples of burial
They prepared the body for burial.
She wanted to give him a proper burial.
Did you attend the burial?
The law prohibits the burial of toxic substances without special permits.
Origin of burial
Middle English beriel, berial, back-formation from beriels (taken as a plural), from Old English byrgels; akin to Old Saxon burgisli tomb, Old English byrgan to bury — more at bury
First Known Use: 13th century
BURIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of burial
: the act of placing a dead body in a grave or tomb
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