What does BURYING ALIVE mean?

BURYING ALIVE meaning in Law Dictionary

In English law. The old punishment of sodomites, and the ones who contracted with Jews. Fleta, lib. 1, c. 27,

Sentence Examples with the word BURYING ALIVE

He made an effort to destroy the memory of the sage from off the earth, consigning to the flames all the ancient books from which he drew his rules and examples, (save one), and burying alive hundreds of scholars who were ready to swear by his name.

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