noun Date: 1602 a shroud for the dead; especially cereclothusually used in plural

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  • Cerement — Cere ment, n. [L. cera wax: cf. F. cirement.] (a) A cerecloth used for the special purpose of enveloping a dead body when embalmed. (b) Any shroud or wrapping for the dead. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cerement — [ser′ə mənt, sir′mənt] n. [Fr cirement: see CERE] [usually pl.] a cerecloth; shroud …   English World dictionary

  • cerement — /sear meuhnt, ser euh /, n. Usually, cerements. 1. a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead. 2. any graveclothes. [1595 1605; CERE2 + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • cerement — noun a) A burial shroud or garment. b) Cerecloth. Syn: winding clothes, winding sheet, pall …   Wiktionary

  • cerement — cere·ment ser ə mənt, si(ə)r mənt n a shroud for the dead esp CERECLOTH usu. used in pl …   Medical dictionary

  • cerement — cere·ment || sɪəmÉ™nt n. cerecloth; shroud, burial cloth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cerement — [ sɪəm(ə)nt] noun (cerements) historical waxed cloth for wrapping a corpse. Origin C17: from cere (see cerecloth) …   English new terms dictionary

  • cerement — n. Cerecloth, graveclothes …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cerement — cere·ment …   English syllables

  • cerement — cere•ment [[t]ˈsɪər mənt, ˈsɛr ə [/t]] n. Usu. cerements. cerecloth • Etymology: 1602 …   From formal English to slang

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