contignation

noun con·tig·na·tion \ˌkäntə̇gˈnāshən\

Definition of contignation

plural

-s

  1. 1 archaic :  a framing together of timbers :  a joining especially of beams and boards

  2. 2 archaic a :  framework, structure b :  floor, story

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Origin and Etymology of contignation

Latin contignation-, contignatio, from contignatus (past participle of contignare to join with beams, from com- + -tignare, from tignum beam) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at stake


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