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vallation

[va-ley-shuh n] /væˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Fortification
1.
a rampart or entrenchment.
2.
the process or technique of constructing ramparts.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Late Latin vallāt(us) (see vallate) + -iōn- -ion
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vallation

/vəˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of building fortifications
2.
a wall or rampart
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin vallātiō, from vallum rampart
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