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embarkation

or embarcation

[em-bahr-key-shuh n] /ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act, process, or an instance of embarking.
Origin of embarkation
1635-1645
1635-45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation
Related forms
nonembarkation, noun
reembarkation, noun
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n.

1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).

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