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sepulture

[sep-uh l-cher] /ˈsɛp əl tʃər/
noun
1.
the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial.
2.
sepulcher; tomb.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French < Latin sepultūra, equivalent to sepult(us) (past participle of sepelīre to bury) + -ūra -ure
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[suh-puhl-cher-uh l] /səˈpʌl tʃər əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for sepulture
  • The bodies of more than half of them were brought back for sepulture in their native valleys.
British Dictionary definitions for sepulture

sepulture

/ˈsɛpəltʃə/
noun
1.
the act of placing in a sepulchre
2.
an archaic word for sepulchre
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin sepultūra, from sepultus buried, from sepelīre to bury
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Word Origin and History for sepulture
n.

"burial, interment," late 13c., from Old French sepulture, sepoutre "tomb, coffin" (12c.), from Latin sepultura "burial, funeral obsequies," from sepult-, past participle stem of sepelire "to bury" (see sepulcher).

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