Definition of burial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈberiəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈberiəl//
[uncountable, countable] Death
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the act or ceremony of burying a dead body a burial place/mound/site Her body was sent home for burial. His family insisted he should be given a proper burial. baptism, marriage and burial services See related entries: Death Word OriginOld English byrgels ‘place of burial, grave’ (interpreted as plural in Middle English, hence the loss of the final -s), of Germanic origin; related to bury.Extra examples His body was returned home for burial. There were objections to the body’s burial in consecrated ground. We want to give him a decent Christian burial. disturbing an ancient burial site preventing the body’s burial in consecrated ground
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