Definition of reinter in English:

reinter

verb

[with object]
  • Bury (a corpse) again, often in a different place to that of the first burial.

    ‘he intended to have the Queen's remains reinterred in the new chapel’
    • ‘Although initially buried in France, he was later reinterred at Marion, Alabama, on August 8, 1921.’
    • ‘A post-mortem examination was carried out before the body was reinterred.’
    • ‘His remains are also to be reinterred at the ceremony in two weeks' time.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the Church of England's York Diocese said the remains were now to be reinterred close to the imposing 850-year-old parish church of St Mary's.’
    • ‘Police say that the bones, which were found dumped beneath a motorway, have now been reinterred at the cemetery.’
    • ‘Twenty British soldiers, who died on the first day of the Battle of Arras in 1917 and were found last year buried with their arms linked, have been reinterred.’
    • ‘The men's bodies were found 10 days after their deaths by the Resistance in St Maximin, France, where they were buried and later they were reinterred in an American cemetery in France.’
    • ‘His body was exhumed some months later and reinterred in a martyrs' cemetery not far away, where it remains to this day.’
    • ‘In 1926 he was reinterred in his homeland valley.’
    • ‘The remains of up to 20 bodies that were accidentally dug up by a mechanical digger working in a graveyard near Rathangan were reinterred at a special ecumenical service last week.’
    • ‘Her body was later exhumed and reinterred in Norwich cathedral, 5 miles from her childhood home.’
    • ‘They were reinterred several hours later after a Home Office pathologist, in the presence of an independent pathologist, carried out a new post-mortem examination at a local mortuary.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the graves were dug up, the remains were reinterred, and the road is there now.’
    • ‘After the Restoration, Charles ordered the remains to be reinterred in St Giles.’

Pronunciation

reinter

/riːɪnˈtəː/