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 Private services were conducted at St. Maron’s Church and interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Get ready to dive in at the Independence outdoor pool: Sun Postings," 8 June 2020 Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 11:00 AM, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, with interment following 1:30 PM at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth., "Deaths in South Florida: 12/13," 13 Dec. 2019 There will be a mass in her name at the St. James Church in Manchester, CT on Saturday, January 4, 2020 with interment to follow at the St. James Cemetery., "Hattie E. Gahagan," 8 Dec. 2019 The interment service was somber and quiet as twilight fell on the harbor. Shaun Mckinnon, azcentral, "Pearl Harbor survivor will return to the USS Arizona a final time. And he'll be the final one," 7 Dec. 2019 Funeral Service will be Friday, 10:00 AM, at Plantation United Methodist Church with interment following at Boynton Beach Municipal Cemetery., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/11," 11 July 2018 Dozens of burials were scheduled in the coming days, each annotated in a dense, inky hand listing the name of the deceased and the cemetery: twenty-two interments on Thursday, twenty on Friday. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 From Zoom memorials to drive-by interments, grieving during the COVID-19 pandemic rarely includes physical expressions of comfort. NBC News, "Grieving is hard, but new text service means you don't have to do it alone," 27 Apr. 2020 When coronavirus broke out in New York, many cemeteries actually scaled back their interment schedules so their staffs could maintain social distancing. Victor Llorente, Popular Mechanics, "Inside a New York City Funeral Home’s Mission to Keep Bodies Out of Mass Graves," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of interment

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Interment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of interment

formal : the act of burying a dead person


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