Cremation Cre*ma"tion (kr?-m?"sh?n), n. [L. crematio.] A burning; esp., the act or practice of cremating the dead. [1913 Webster]

Without cremation . . . of their bodies. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(especially of the dead)

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  • cremation — 1620s, from L. cremationem (nom. crematio), noun of action from pp. stem of cremare to burn, consume by fire (also used of the dead), from PIE *krem , extended form of root *ker heat, fire (see CARBON (Cf. carbon)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cremation — See cremate. * * * Disposing of a corpse by burning. In the ancient world cremation took place on an open pyre. It was practiced by the Greeks (who considered it suitable for heroes and war dead) and the Romans (among whom it became a status… …   Universalium

  • CREMATION — Disposal of the dead body by burning is not a Jewish custom and inhumation is considered by traditional Jews to be obligatory and a religious commandment. The passage in Deuteronomy (21:23) his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • CREMATION —    The dominant mode of funerary rite in central Italy during the Bronze Age and early Iron Age, where the body was burned on a funerary pyre. A number of sophisticated studies have been able to separate this ceremony into a series of phases of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • cremation —    This word (from the Latin cremare, meaning to burn ) refers to the disposal of a human body by burning it to ashes; some world religions cremate corpses as a matter of belief and practice; the Roman Catholic Church permits cremation as long as …   Glossary of theological terms

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