interment

noun
in·​ter·​ment | \ in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio) \

Definition of interment

: the act or ceremony of interring

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Examples of interment in a Sentence

a respectful but nonreligious interment in a private cemetery
Recent Examples on the Web Especially early in the pandemic, many veterans were sent to Lincoln National Cemetery for direct interment, or burial immediately after their death, without a service or memorial, said Antonio Henderson, the cemetery’s assistant director. Clare Proctor, chicagotribune.com, 31 May 2021 Walz will direct all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state on the day of Grell's interment, which has yet to be determined. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 25 May 2021 The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 The funds can help cover funeral services, including interment and cremation, that occurred between Jan. 20, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 12 Apr. 2021 Reynolds will order flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff on the day of Smith's interment, the statement from her office said. Hollie Silverman, CNN, 11 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of interment

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interment was in the 14th century

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12 Jun 2021

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“Interment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interment. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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interment

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interment

formal : the act of burying a dead person

interment

noun
in·​ter·​ment | \ in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio) \

Kids Definition of interment

: burial

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