[en-kamp-muh nt]


an act or instance of encamping; lodgment in a camp.
the place or quarters occupied in camping; camp.

Origin of encampment

First recorded in 1590–1600; encamp + -ment
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the act of setting up a camp
the place where a camp, esp a military camp, is set up
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Word Origin and History for encampment

1590s, from encamp + -ment.

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