disinterred disinterred

Definition(s):

  • (v) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies

Usage(s):

  1. His remains were disinterred and identified in 1985--a too late bit of proof that even the Ubermensch can come to an ignoble end.
  2. When Custer was disinterred a year after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, diggers found that animals had scattered the bones.
  3. Although bodies in nearby crypts were disinterred, Papa Doc's remains were said to have been removed to safety.

News

  • Measure allows VA to exhume capital criminals

    Congress sends President Obama a bill that says veterans guilty of capital crimes may be disinterred from national cemeteries. The burial of a vet who killed an Indianapolis woman and himself prompted the legislation. WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Obama legislation on Wednesday that its chief sponsor said he wished weren't necessary.        
    on December 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  • "After a grave was disinterred, they basically just dumped the bodies, the bones, the remains," Dart said.
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Tom Dart Source: KARE

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