vallation

[ va-ley-shuhn ]
/ væˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Fortification.

a rampart or entrenchment.
the process or technique of constructing ramparts.

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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
/ (vəˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act or process of building fortifications
a wall or rampart

Word Origin for vallation

C17: from Late Latin vallātiō, from vallum rampart
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