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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: burial 'place where a body is buried' (13-17 centuries), from Old English byrgels

burial

noun
     
Related topics: Death
bur‧i‧al [uncountable and countable]
1MX the act or ceremony of putting a dead body into a grave
2 the act of burying something in the ground
burial of
the burial of solid wastes
WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die
a ceremony for someone who has died: funeral a ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned
burial
when someone's body is put into the ground
cremation
when someone's body is burned
hearse
a large car that takes the body to the funeral
coffin
a box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral
grave
the place where someone is buried
graveyard
/cemetery an area where dead people are buried
undertaker
someone who arranges funerals
the mourners
the people at a funeral
die

See also
die

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