Burial Bur"i*al, n. [OE. buriel, buriels, grave, tomb, AS. byrgels, fr. byrgan to bury, and akin to OS. burgisli sepulcher.] 1. A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The erthe schook, and stoones weren cloven, and biriels weren opened. --Wycliff [Matt. xxvii. 51, 52]. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment. ``To give a public burial.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Now to glorious burial slowly borne. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Burial case}, a form of coffin, usually of iron, made to close air-tight, for the preservation of a dead body.

{Burial ground}, a piece of ground selected and set apart for a place of burials, and consecrated to such use by religious ceremonies.

{Burial place}, any place where burials are made.

{Burial service}. (a) The religious service performed at the interment of the dead; a funeral service. (b) That portion of a liturgy which is read at an interment; as, the English burial service. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sepulture; interment; inhumation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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