Definition of inurn in English:

inurn

(also enurn)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Place or bury (something, especially ashes after cremation) in an urn.

    • ‘The ashes of a person who meets the criteria for burial can either be inurned in the Columbarium or given ground interment, according to the wishes of the eligible or next of kin.’
    • ‘The cremains can then either be buried in a cemetery, inurned in a columbarium, scattered or kept for later disposition.’
    • ‘Sorry, but only human remains may be inurned at the columbarium.’
    • ‘May found us in Brooklyn returning my mother's ashes to her birthplace and inurning them in the city of the dead, Green-Wood Cemetery.’
    • ‘The remainder are inurned or interred in locations of their choice.’
    • ‘When Irene passed away, her daughter contacted Arlington National Cemetery to arrange to have her mother inurned there with military honors.’
    • ‘Persons who are nonmembers of First Reformed United Church of Christ who has family connections or other valid ties may be inurned here at the discretion of the Memorial Garden Committee.’
    • ‘He was inurned with his parents and an older brother, Michael, in San Jose.’
    • ‘The cemetery will inurn the cremated remains of a deceased veteran and/or spouse in a niche unit of the columbarium.’
    • ‘The cremains of no more than two persons, who are members of the same family, may be inurned in one niche.’
    • ‘Adams’ remains will be cremated and inurned for transport on May 25 to Beale Air Force Base.’
    • ‘The only urn that may be used for inurning cremains in the Columbarium shall be the urn purchased from the church an urn of similar size which will fit in the niche.’
    • ‘As a result of the decision, Smith, who died in February, will be inurned with Air Force military honors on June 14 at the Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium.’
    • ‘Everyone who is interred, entombed or inurned deserves a place in the Association's permanent records as well as a memorial.’
    • ‘When and where appropriate, inurning of cremains can be made by American Heritage Cremation Society.’
    • ‘Those purchasing companion niches may inurn a relative or friend who is not Christian in their second niche.’
    • ‘Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.’
    • ‘Bruce and Frances were cremated and the cremains enurned at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria, Illinois.’
    • ‘Cremated remains can be buried at one of our cemetery ground sites, scattered in a cremation garden, or inurned and placed in a columbarium.’
    • ‘Since these laws were enacted, Arlington National Cemetery has interred, inurned, or memorialized over 50,000 veterans and/or eligible family members.’
    bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb
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Pronunciation

inurn

/ɪnˈərn//inˈərn/