Definition of 'burial'
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Modern archaeologists are divided on whether it was a burial ground, an astronomical observatory or a place for healing the sick. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The site is set to become one of Britain's most significant ancient burial grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Outside the town are many other sites of interest, including more than 140 military cemeteries and military burial grounds. Smithsonian Mag (2017)We agreed that the burial of the dead should be left until he was mobile. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The burial took place the next day. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The site has always been well known as a sacred pagan centre and burial ground. On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition (1991)He should be given a decent burial and shown due respect. The Sun (2013)It is the fabled book burial ground. Christianity Today (2000)The reciprocal agreement was that the burial would take place in the country of the majority of victims. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)There he showed her the burial plot that he and my grandmother had selected as their final resting place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No wonder the guy muttering the prayers over the burial plot has a wireless phone receiver permanently fixed to his right ear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another now charges almost 5,000 for a burial plot. The Sun (2011)When her father went to collect her body for burial at around midday, he noticed small movements. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His relatives were flying his body to the burial site, but had stopped for local people to pay their respects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many copies of the book have been found in tombs and burial chambers, where they were presumably placed for the use of the dead. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)Organisers said her partner and an elderly aunt in New Zealand had given the maritime burial ceremony their blessing. The Sun (2016)Her family refused to give her a burial; her body was claimed and buried by a women's organisation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: burial NOUN
A burial is the act or ceremony of putting a dead body into a grave in the ground.
The priest prepared the body for burial.
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