Inhumation vs Rites - What's the difference?

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Inhumation is a related term of rites.


As a noun inhumation

is the act of burial.

As a verb rites is

.

inhumation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of burial.
  • * 1885 , " Cremation or Burial," New York Times , 18 March (retrieved 10 Sep 2010):
  • "Cremation versus Inhumation " was the subject considered at the meeting of the Nineteenth Century Club at the residence of Mr. Courtlandt Palmer, No. 117 East One Hundred and Seventeenth-street, last evening.
  • * 2010 , Eti Bonn-Muller, " Dynasty of Priestesses," archaeology.org , 10 March (retrieved 10 Sep 2010):
  • Stampolidis's team has unearthed three types of Iron Age burials at Orthi Petra . . . dating from the ninth to the seventh century B.C.: pithos (large ceramic jar) burials, cremations, and basic inhumations .
  • The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.
  • (medicine) arenation
  • Synonyms

    * burial, entombment, interment

    Antonyms

    * disinterment, exhumation

    rites

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * last rites

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