One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Burial; interment.‘the rites of sepulture’
burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the graveView synonyms
- ‘Until 1880 the suicide was required to be buried without rites of Christian 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.’’
- ‘This place of sepulture is the specially erected crypt, immediately below the altar, in the Church of St. John, Leipzig.’
Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepultura, from sepelire ‘bury’.
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