Interment or internment?

These words are so similar in spelling and yet their meaning is quite different.
Interment means burial, committal, funeral or entombment, as in:
During war, soldiers who have died on the battlefield are often given a hurried interment.
Internment means imprisonment, confinement, captivity, custody, incarceration, detention, as in:
Prisoners of war can often be subjected to a lengthy internment.

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