burial burial  /ˈbɛ ri əl/


  1. (n) the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
  2. (n) concealing something under the ground


  1. Director James Cameron presents what he claims is the burial box of Christ.
  2. The program currently offers up to $1,500 in burial assistance to low-income families.
  3. But what has been one of the most discussed gestures of a tightly choreographed day came at the Arlington National Cemetery evening burial service.


  1. Slave burial site set for historical review in Bedminster Township

    BEDMINSTER TWP. – A question of how to honor a slave burial ground at the municipally owned, former town hall site on Hillside Avenue will be discussed at the next Township Committee meeting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Bernardsville News

  2. Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake

    Lawsuit: Cemetery made burial mistake A mix-up at a southwestern Michigan cemetery led a couple to be buried apart instead of under a headstone inscribed with the words "Together For Ever," according to a lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages. AP Wire Kalamazoo Jun 11, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); The lawsuit filed in March in Kalamazoo County ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  3. Natural burial helps environment

    Natural burial helps environment Laura Buzzelli lived her life with a respect for the environment. So she wanted to show that same respect in death, too. Associated Press Akron Jun 10, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); Buzzelli, who died of complications from cancer in March 2009, was buried in a nature preserve with no embalming ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

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  1. "I just want to find my son's body so that he can have a dignified burial," said Aldair Gomes, the father of Marcelo Parente, who was the head of the Rio mayor's cabinet.
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Aldair Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "If remains are not properly buried, the spirit is just wandering, wandering, until a proper burial has been performed," Mr Geronimo, 61, said at a press conference called to announce the suit.
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Geronimo Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "The Australian and British governments have agreed that individual military burial is the most fitting way to commemorate our brave soldiers and will ensure the heroism they showed in the terrible battle of Fromelles will be remembered and...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Warren Snowdon Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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