vallation

[va-ley-shuh n]
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Origin of vallation

1655–65; < Late Latin vallāt(us) (see vallate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for vallation

vallation

noun
  1. the act or process of building fortifications
  2. a wall or rampart

Word Origin for vallation

C17: from Late Latin vallātiō, from vallum rampart
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