castrametation

noun cas·tra·me·ta·tion \ˌkastrəmə̇ˈtāshən\

Definition of castrametation

plural

-s

  1. :  the making or laying out of a military camp

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Origin and Etymology of 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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