Definition of sepulture in English:



mass nounarchaic
  • Burial; interment.

    ‘the rites of sepulture’
    • ‘This place of sepulture is the specially erected crypt, immediately below the altar, in the Church of St. John, Leipzig.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the grave
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Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepultura, from sepelire ‘bury’.