sea burial


sea burial
See burial at sea.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • burial — /ber ee euhl/, n. 1. the act or ceremony of burying. 2. the place of burying; grave. [1200 50; BURY + AL2; r. ME buriel, back formation from OE byrgels burial place, equiv. to byrg(an) to BURY + els n. suffix; cf. RIDDLE1] * * * Ritual disposal… …   Universalium

  • burial — bur|i|al [ beriəl ] noun * count or uncount the process of putting a dead body into a GRAVE in the ground at a funeral: The family chose cremation rather than burial. burial rites a burial mound a. uncount the act of burying something in the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • burial — n. a burial takes place (the burial took place at sea) * * * [ berɪəl] a burial takes place (the burial took place at sea) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • burial */ — UK [ˈberɪəl] / US noun Word forms burial : singular burial plural burials 1) [countable/uncountable] the process of putting a dead body into a grave in the ground at a funeral The family chose cremation rather than burial. burial rites a burial… …   English dictionary

  • Sea of Galilee — ) or Sea of Gennesaret [ Complete Gospels , Robert J. Miller editor, 1992, translation note to Mark 4:35 41: ...Mark calls this lake the sea , using a word ( thalassa ) that most Greek writers reserve for the much larger Mediterranean (Luke uses… …   Wikipedia

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