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EtymologyEdit

From French cantonnement.

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cantonment (plural cantonments)

  1. Temporary military living quarters.
  2. A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 220:
      The cantonments, it transpired, were singularly ill-sited for defence, being built on low, marshy ground, overlooked by hills on all sides.
  3. (India) A permanent military station.

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