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[in-tur-muh nt] /ɪnˈtɜr mənt/
the act or ceremony of interring; burial.
Origin of interment
1300-50; inter + -ment; replacing Middle English enter(e)ment < Middle French enterrement
Related forms
reinterment, noun
Can be confused
interment, internment. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for interment
  • In the industrialised world, formal burial in a coffin is still the preferred method of interment.
  • At his request there will be no service and interment will be private.
  • But they did not come close to the interment, on an island in an ornamental lake on the estate.
  • It is important to make this desire known at the first interment to ensure that an appropriate gravesite is selected.
  • In this case the owner of the previously purchased lot can request an interment for anyone, regardless of residency.
  • His interment was located at its cemetery greenwood memorial park.
British Dictionary definitions for interment


burial, esp with ceremonial rites
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Word Origin and History for interment

early 14c., from Old French enterrement, from enterrer (see inter).

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