in·​ter·​ment in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio)
: the act or ceremony of interring

Examples of interment in a Sentence

a respectful but nonreligious interment in a private cemetery
Recent Examples on the Web Steinhardt said the reasons for prompt interment are both historical and spiritual. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2022 In 1950, Mary Logan Jennings, a former Female Union Band Society president, was laid to rest in the society’s cemetery, one of the graveyard’s final burials before it was condemned by the city for its disrepair, and closed to further interments. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 At his interment, a crowd gathered under overcast skies, circling around Willie's black tombstone at a local cemetery for one final farewell. CBS News, 9 Oct. 2023 Plans for his interment in July at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, are incomplete, as is a memorial service to be held at MICA. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 28 May 2023 These entailed the preparation of the body, the interment or cremation, the care of graves and the undertaking of subsequent ritual libations, tasks that fell to family members generally, and to female relatives in particular. Teju Cole, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2023 Services were Saturday at Evans Funeral Home in Monkton, with interment at the Hereford Baptist Church Cemetery, a few steps from his boyhood home. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 The ledger, housed at Birmingham’s Linn Henley Research Library, lists the names, ages, races, causes of death, and sometimes the supervising physician in charge of the interment. al, 2 Aug. 2023 In Catholic tradition, there isn’t a time frame for interment, just that the body be blessed. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Interment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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in·​ter·​ment in-ˈtər-mənt How to pronounce interment (audio)
: burial

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