Definition of sepulture in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsepəlCHər/ /ˈsɛpəltʃər/


  • Burial; interment.

    ‘the rites of sepulture’
    • ‘Until 1880 the suicide was required to be buried without rites of Christian sepulture.’
    • ‘‘These men died for us gentlemen,’ he told the council, ‘and we at least owe it to their memories, decently to meet and garnish the spot of their sepulture.’’
    • ‘This place of sepulture is the specially erected crypt, immediately below the altar, in the Church of St. John, Leipzig.’
    burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the grave


Middle English via Old French from Latin sepultura, from sepelire ‘bury’.