from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of placing a corpse in a coffin; coffining.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The preparation of the body of a deceased person and placement of it in a coffin, especially in a ceremonial or ritualistic manner.


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  • In Japan, a young man apprentices to the trade of "encoffinment," the preparation of corpses before their cremation.

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  • He is hired by the gruff but intuitive Sasaki (Tsutomu Yamazaki) for a job that roughly translates to "encoffinment." -

  • The rite of encoffinment may prepare the dead for a peaceful departure, but in some quarters it's considered abnormal and its practitioners unclean. - News


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