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

Definition of interment

: the act or ceremony of interring

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a respectful but nonreligious interment in a private cemetery

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Eleven feet wide, it was discovered inside a gold casket inside a bronze casket inside a stone pagoda — a layered, ritualized interment nearly as lavish as anything in ancient Egypt. Christopher Knight,, "Review: LACMA’s ‘Art of Korean Writing’ reveals the brilliance in each brushstroke," 29 June 2019 Sunday's funeral service will be followed by interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., the museum said. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis, Terre Haute memorials set for Holocaust survivor and Hoosier Eva Kor," 16 Mar. 2018 Funeral Service will be Saturday, 10:00 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 425 North 58th Avenue, Hollywood followed by interment at Hollywood Memorial Gardens., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/6," 6 June 2019 The Robert Shure Funeral Home took care of arrangements for interment. Hartford Courant,, "Yale Chussil," 4 Feb. 2018 Maybe their interment was part of a larger religious ceremony; in their paper, Sanger and his colleagues discreetly suggested the possibility of sacrifice, but there’s no more evidence for that scenario than any other. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes," 31 July 2018 Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, who died in 2005, challenged his interment, but the Supreme Court ruled that his detention was a military necessity. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "The Supreme Court Overturned a Ruling That Enabled Internment of Japanese-Americans During World War II," 26 June 2018 Socrates, a pet rat that died eight months ago, and three others now sit in her kitchen freezer, awaiting interment. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "In France, Even the Rats Have Rights," 10 Aug. 2018 Matthew Shepard’s interment was a long time coming Matthew Shepard was killed in October 1998. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "“Welcome home, Matt”: Bishop Robinson welcomes Matthew Shepard — and gay Christians — back to the church," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of interment

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of interment

formal : the act of burying a dead person


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

Kids Definition of interment

: burial

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