Definition of Cerement

1. Noun. Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped.

Exact synonyms: Pall, Shroud, Winding-clothes, Winding-sheet
Generic synonyms: Burial Garment
Derivative terms: Pall, Shroud, Shroud, Shroud



Definition of Cerement

1. n. A cerecloth used for the special purpose of enveloping a dead body when embalmed.

Definition of Cerement

1. Noun. A burial shroud or garment. ¹

2. Noun. Cerecloth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cerement

1. a waxy cloth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerement

cerebrotomy
cerebrotonia
cerebrotonias
cerebrotonic
cerebrovascular
cerebrovascular accident
cerebrovascular accident prevention
cerebrovascular circulation
cerebrovascular disease
cerebroventricular
cerebrum
cerebrums
cerecloth
cerecloths
cered
cerement (current term)
cerements
ceremonial behaviour
ceremonial dance
ceremonial occasion
ceremonialism
ceremonialisms
ceremonialist
ceremonialists
ceremonially
ceremonialness
ceremonials
ceremonies
ceremonious

Literary usage of Cerement

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1. A dictionary of the English language, for the use of schools by Frederick Poynder (1854)
"A cloth smeared with wax, or other cerement, | glutinous substance Ceremonial, s. An outward form, or rite Ceremonial, a. Pertaining to ceremony Ceremonious ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The shroud was called a cerecloth or cerement. The former was often written ... CERECLOTH, cerement, waxed cloth ; see Cere. CEREMONY, an outward rite. (F.. ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Cere, to coat with wax. (L.) L. cerare, to wax.-L. cera, wax.+Gk. m¡p6s, wax. Cerecloth. (L. яж/Е.) Lit. a waxed cloth. cerement. ..."

4. Every-day Pronunciation by Robert Palfrey Utter (1918)
"have the first syllable pronounced sSr-; whereas those that come from Lat. cera, wax, (cerecloth, cerement, et al.) as well as those that come from Lat. ..."

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