reburial

noun re·buri·al \ (ˌ)rē-ˈber-ē-əl , -ˈbe-rē- also -ˈbər-ē- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reburial

plural reburials
: the act or an instance of burying something for a second or subsequent time
  • Intact bones and fragments were secured and now await reburial at the site or nearby.
  • —Adam Parker

First Known Use of reburial

1710

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