contignation

noun
con·​tig·​na·​tion | \ ˌkäntə̇gˈnāshən \
plural -s

Definition of contignation

1 archaic : a framing together of timbers : a joining especially of beams and boards
2 archaic
b : floor, story

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History and Etymology for contignation

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

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“Contignation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contignation. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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