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encasement

or incasement

[en-keys-muh nt or in-keys-muh nt] /ɛnˈkeɪs mənt or ɪnˈkeɪs mənt/
noun
1.
the act of encasing.
2.
the state of being encased.
3.
something that encases; case.
Origin of encasement
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; encase + -ment
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