Definitions

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  • n. The practice of burying someone alive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The burial of a person alive.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Simple vivisepulture was and is practised by many people.

    Arabian nights. English

  • [FN#49] I am not aware that this vivisepulture of the widower is the custom of any race, but the fable would be readily suggested by the Sati (Suttee) - rite of the Hindus.

    Arabian nights. English

  • After that such words as xanthosis, vivisepulture, autochonous, ursprache and serrifine, to name a few, were winning words.

    The Union - All Categories

  • 49 I am not aware that this vivisepulture of the widower is the custom of any race, but the fable would be readily suggested by the Sati (Suttee) - rite of the Hindus.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 283 As in most hot climates so in Egypt the dead are buried at once despite the risk of vivisepulture.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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  • Burying alive.

    May 11, 2008