in·​ter·​ment | \in-ˈtər-mənt \

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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Relatives and friends are invited to gather immediately following interment at the Village at Vinnin Square Clubhouse in SALEM, MA., "Deaths in South Florida: 6/30," 30 June 2018 Graveside services and interment will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Greenlawn Cemetery Chillicothe, with Dr. Tim Cline officiating., "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/8," 8 May 2018 Services and interment at Shaare Sholem Cemetery, Arlington off Ashland, St. Joseph, Missouri at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 2, 2018., "Deaths in South Florida: 4/29," 29 Apr. 2018 The family will receive friends during Shiva at her home in West Hartford after interment and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ORT America or Congregation Beth Israel. Hartford Courant,, "Elaine Kanter Hanenbaum," 3 July 2018 Last week, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Texas to witness firsthand the interment of migrant children in the Tornillo desert. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Congresswoman visits Texas tent city, wants to abolish ICE," 27 June 2018 After the interment, family and friends are then invited to gather at Boca’s Restaurant, 358 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, for refreshments. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/24," 24 June 2018 The bodies reached Hart Island on a ferry like all the others, in spare wooden boxes and bound for ignominious mass interment off the coast of the Bronx where New York City buries its unclaimed dead by the hundreds in long, shallow trenches. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s Field," 3 July 2018 Parallels between Japanese interment and the Muslim ban had been highlighted before Tuesday’s ruling. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "The Supreme Court Overturned a Ruling That Enabled Internment of Japanese-Americans During World War II," 26 June 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

: the act of burying a dead person


in·​ter·​ment | \in-ˈtər-mənt \

Kids Definition of interment

: burial

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