per·​noc·​tate | \ (ˌ)pərˈnäkˌtāt \

Definition of pernoctate

: to stay up or out all night especially : to pass the night in vigil or prayer I pernoctated with the … students once — J. C. Ransom

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History and Etymology for pernoctate

Latin pernoctatus, past participle of pernoctare, from per- through + noct-, nox night

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“Pernoctate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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