sepulture

Part of speech: noun

The act of entombing; burial.

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Usage examples "sepulture":

  1. The college buildings were in part alienated, thus necessitating another removal of the body, which was then buried in the cloister where the remains of the monks commonly found sepulture. - "Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings", Francis Augustus MacNutt.
  2. Early in 1508, immediately after her arrival in Brussels, she made a will, designating the church of the monastery of Saint Nicolas de Tolentin at Brou, near Bourg- en- Bresse, as her place of sepulture, where she wished to be buried near 'her very dear lord and husband. - "The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria", Eleanor E. Tremayne.
  3. Soon, indeed, they were restored to their original places of sepulture, as we know from contemporary authorities, and there seems reason to believe the old ecclesiastical tradition to be correct, which states them to have only remained in this temporary abode for a year and seven months. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.