castrametation

noun
cas·​tra·​me·​ta·​tion | \ˌkastrəmə̇ˈtāshən\
plural -s

Definition of castrametation 

: the making or laying out of a military camp

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History and Etymology for castrametation

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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