Bur"i*al(), n. [OE. buriel, buriels, grave, tomb, AS. byrgels, fr. byrgan to bury, and akin to OS. burgisli sepulcher.] 1. A grave; a tomb; a place of sepulture. [Obs.]
The erthe schook, and stoones weren cloven, and biriels weren opened.Wycliff [Matt. xxvii. 51, 52].
2. The act of burying; depositing a dead body in the earth, in a tomb or vault, or in the water, usually with attendant ceremonies; sepulture; interment. "To give a public burial."
Now to glorious burial slowly borne.Tennyson.
Burial case, a form of coffin, usually of iron, made to close air-tight, for the preservation of a dead body. --
Burial ground, a piece of ground selected and set apart for a place of burials, and consecrated to such use by religious ceremonies. --
Burial place, any place where burials are made. --
Burial service. (a) The religious service performed at the interment of the dead; a funeral service. (b) That portion of a liturgy which is read at an interment; as, the English
Syn. -- Sepulture; interment; inhumation.
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