Also especially British, lodge·ment.
Origin of lodgment
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Examples from the Web for lodgement
Within it the one he had thought of forthwith obtained her lodgement.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Every effort to gain a lodgement in its neighborhood had signally failed.History of the Rise of the Huguenots
Was McLean the man "nearer her own years" who had already found a lodgement in her heart?'Laramie;'
One way or another a lodgement must be obtained among the tree-tops.Afloat in the Forest
As he neared the ground, the balsam, shaken from its lodgement, cracked and fell.The Ruling Passion
Henry van Dyke
- the act of lodging or the state of being lodged
- a blockage or accumulation
- a small area gained and held in enemy territory
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Word Origin and History for lodgement
1590s, from French logement (14c.) "accommodation, lodgings," from Old French logier (see lodge (v.)).
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