- a footing or ledge formed by a setoff in a wall.
Origin of scarcement
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Examples from the Web for scarcement
A few feet beneath this scarcement the shaft resumes its usual shape.
- a ledge in a wall
C16: probably from obsolete sense of scarce to reduce + -ment