Con`tig*na"tion\, n. [L. contignatio, fr. contignare to join with beams; con- + tignum beam.]

1. The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric. --Burke.

2. A framework or fabric, as of beams. --Sir H. Wotton.
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