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cerement

[seer-muh nt, ser-uh-] /ˈsɪər mənt, ˈsɛr ə-/
noun, Usually, cerements
1.
a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead.
2.
any graveclothes.
Origin of cerement
1595-1605
1595-1605; cere2 + -ment
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  • Wrapper by wrapper he undid, cerement on cerement, till both Leonora and I wondered when he would stop.

    HE Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for cerement

cerement

/ˈsɪəmənt/
noun
1.
another name for cerecloth
2.
any burial clothes
Word Origin
C17: from French cirement, from cirer to wax; see cere²
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