Complete Definition of "bereavement"

English
Noun
bereavement

  1. The state of being bereaved; deprivation; especially the loss of a relative by death

#*1864 November 21, Abraham Lincoln (signed) or John Hay, letter to Mrs. Bixby in Boston
#*:I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost

See also
mourning

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