plural -s
: the making or laying out of a military camp

Word History


French, from Medieval Latin castrametation-, castrametatio, from Latin castra metatus (past participle of castra metari to pitch a camp, from castra camp—plural of castrum fortified place—+ metari to measure out) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Latin munire to fortify

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“Castrametation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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