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perambulation

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

perambulate +‎ -tion; alternative surface analysis is per- +‎ ambulation.

NounEdit

perambulation (plural perambulations)

  1. (rare) A survey, a tour; a walking around.
  2. (law) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1902: Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, published by the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
    Another forest not named in the perambulation is that of Horwich.
  • 1929: Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, published by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
    The earliest known reference to the stone is that in the perambulation of the parish of Puddletown recorded in the Cartulary of Christchurch Priory.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Radin Law Dictionary, Max Radin; Oceana Publications, 1970.