Last modified on 16 June 2014, at 13:15

reinter

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From re- + inter.

VerbEdit

reinter (third-person singular simple present reinters, present participle reinterring, simple past and past participle reinterred)

  1. (transitive) To re-bury in a grave.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is equally applicable whether the new interment is into the same grave as previously (as might happen after a body is exhumed for a medical autopsy) or into a new one (as might happen if a body was originally buried in a place later deemed inappropriate).
  • The spellings reintering (for reinterring) and reintered (for reinterred) exist as well, but are much less common.

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