Definition of sepulture in English:

sepulture

noun

archaic
  • [mass noun] Burial; interment:

    ‘the rites of sepulture’
    • ‘‘These men died for us gentlemen,’ he told the council, ‘and we at least owe it to their memories, decently to meet and garnish the spot of their sepulture.’’
    • ‘Until 1880 the suicide was required to be buried without rites of Christian sepulture.’
    • ‘This place of sepulture is the specially erected crypt, immediately below the altar, in the Church of St. John, Leipzig.’
    burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the grave
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Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepultura, from sepelire bury.

Pronunciation

sepulture

/ˈsɛp(ə)ltʃə/