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Interment vs. Funeral

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Intermentnoun

The act of burying a dead body; burial.

Funeralnoun

A ceremony to honour and remember a deceased person. Often distinguished from a memorial service by the presence of the body of the deceased.

‘No one likes to go to funerals.’;

Intermentnoun

The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.

Funeralnoun

A funeral sermon.

Intermentnoun

the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

Funeraladjective

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Intermentnoun

the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites

‘interments took place in the churchyard’; ‘the day of interment’;

Funeralnoun

The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; - formerly used in the plural.

‘King James his funerals were performed very solemnly in the collegiate church at Westminster.’;

Funeralnoun

The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.

Funeralnoun

A funeral sermon; - usually in the plural.

‘Mr. Giles Lawrence preached his funerals.’;

Funeraladjective

Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.

Funeralnoun

a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated;

‘hundreds of people attended his funeral’;

Funeralnoun

a ceremony or service held shortly after a person's death, usually including the person's burial or cremation

‘in the afternoon, he'd attended a funeral’; ‘a funeral service’;

Funeralnoun

a sermon delivered at a funeral

‘the community would call him to preach the funeral’;

Funeralnoun

a procession of mourners at a burial

‘her funeral had to pass’;

Funeral

A funeral is a ceremony connected with the final disposition of a corpse, such as a burial or cremation, with the attendant observances. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember and respect the dead, from interment, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor.

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