The state to be bereaved deprivation esp losing a family member by death
- state of sadness over the demise or deviation of someone you care about
- hawaii of being bereaved; starvation; esp., the reduced a member of family by demise.
The period after a loss during which grief is experienced and mourning happens. The extent of bereavement is determined by both just how connected anyone was to the person (or pet) who died, in addition to number of planning time anticipating the loss.
1731, from bereave + -ment.
(letter.) The state of being bereaved; starvation; esp., losing a member of family by death.
He resigned Whitcombe in 1852, finding the work too hard in connexion with his mastership; and in June of that year he sustained a severe bereavement by the death of his wife.