Definition of sepulture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛp(ə)ltʃə/


[mass noun] archaic
Burial; interment: the rites of sepulture
More example sentences
  • Until 1880 the suicide was required to be buried without rites of Christian sepulture.
  • ‘These men died for us gentlemen,’ he told the council, ‘and we at least owe it to their memories, decently to meet and garnish the spot of their sepulture.’
  • This place of sepulture is the specially erected crypt, immediately below the altar, in the Church of St. John, Leipzig.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepultura, from sepelire 'bury'.

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