- the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Origin of embarkation
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Examples from the Web for embarkation
When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
That is why the Cabinet in London takes for granted an embarkation in September.The Snare
She witnessed the first embarkation in a gunboat at Sheerness.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Mitchell's arrangements for the embarkation of the troops were excellent!Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
All our forces, disposable, are on the march for embarkation.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)
Word Origin and History for embarkation
1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper