vallation

vallation

[va-ley-shuhn]
noun Fortification.
1.
a rampart or entrenchment.
2.
the process or technique of constructing ramparts.

Origin:
1655–65; < Late Latin vallāt(us) (see vallate) + -iōn- -ion

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vallation (vəˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of building fortifications
2.  a wall or rampart
 
[C17: from Late Latin vallātiō, from vallum rampart]

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