exhumation exhumation  /ɛks ˌhju ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried



  1. Baden's exhumation last June of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers appears to meet that test.
  2. The April exhumation cleared the way for Pio Nono's beatification, scheduled for this Sunday.
  3. Crusading judge Baltasar Garzn authorizes a broad exhumation of graves and crimes long left unexamined.



  1. In his bi-annual report to the UN Security Council, a copy of which was obtained by KUNA, the Kuwait news agency, Saturday, Ban said, "The inactivity on the exhumation and repatriation of the remains of Kuwaiti and third-country nationals during the...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: United Press International

  2. "The exhumation of the body of Emmett Till brings the Justice Department investigation to a much higher level," Schumer said in a statement. "In this rare instance, justice delayed will not be justice denied."
    on May 4, 2005 By: Charles Schumer Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "We don't believe that the exhumation will add anything new to the information about the circumstances of his death, but we will not appeal," the niece, Laura Garcia Lorca, said in a telephone interview on Thursday.
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Federico García Lorca Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

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propriety propriety
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