Interment Law and Legal Definition

Interment is the act of placing a deadbody into the ground. This is accomplished by excavating a pit, placing the body in it, and covering it over. It is also called burial or inhumation. The right of burial is not an absolute right of property, but a privilege or license to be enjoyed subject to municipal regulation and control, and is legally revocable if the public necessity requires such revocation. [Fraser v. Tenney, 987 S.W.2d 796 (Ky. Ct. App. 1998)]