lodgment

[loj-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of lodging.
2.
the state of being lodged.
3.
something lodged or deposited.
4.
Military. a position or foothold gained from an enemy, or an entrenchment made upon it.
5.
a lodging place; rooming house.
6.
accommodations; lodgings.
Also, especially British, lodgement.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French logement. See lodge, -ment

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lodgment or lodgement (ˈlɒdʒmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of lodging or the state of being lodged
2.  a blockage or accumulation
3.  a small area gained and held in enemy territory
 
lodgement or lodgement
 
n

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Every such writing shall be recorded within one month after its lodgment and the recording shall bear even date with the lodgment.
The process requires over two years to completion, but the mark is provisionally protected from the date of lodgment.
To confer this theory with premature lodgment in our state only encourages frivolous and costly experimentation in our courts.
The der vishes attempted to effect a lodgment on the river bank.
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