Meaning of sepulcher


Pronunciation: (sep'ul-kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a tomb, grave, or burial place.
  2. Also called
    1. a cavity in a mensa for containing relics of martyrs.
    2. a structure or a recess in some old churches in which the Eucharist was deposited with due ceremonies on Good Friday and taken out at Easter in commemoration of Christ's entombment and Resurrection.
  1. to place in a sepulcher; bury.
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