Burial service
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]


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  • Burial Service —    An Anglican service with musical settings of one or more of the following texts: I am the Resurrection (John 11:25); I know that my Redeemer liveth (Job 19:25); We brought {}nothing (1 Timothy 6:7); Man that is born of woman (Job 14:1); and… …   Historical dictionary of sacred music

  • burial service — ceremony that accompanies the burying of a dead body in a grave or tomb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burial service —  Погребальная служба …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burial case — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burial ground — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burial place — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Service — Serv ice, n. [OE. servise, OF. servise, service, F. service, from L. servitium. See {Serve}.] 1. The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another s command; attendance of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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