Perambulation
Perambulation Per*am`bu*la"tion, n. 1. The act of perambulating; traversing. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. An annual survey of boundaries, as of town, a parish, a forest, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A district within which one is authorized to make a tour of inspection. ``The . . . bounds of his own perambulation.'' [Obs.] --Holyday. [1913 Webster]


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  • perambulation — ⇒PERAMBULATION, subst. fém. Vieux A. 1. ,,Visite d une forêt (Ac. Compl. 1842, BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e 20e). 2. ,,Arpentage d un terrain (Ac. Compl. 1842, BESCH. 1845, Lar. 19e Lar. Lang. fr.). B. Littér. Promenade, voyage, excursion. Le retour du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • perambulation — (entrée créée par le supplément) (pè ran bu la sion) s. f. Mot forgé du latin. Voyage, course. •   Le retour du Père Quesnel et sa perambulation ne furent pas sans quelques difficultés et sans aventures, STE BEUVE Port Royal, t. VI, p. 274, 3e éd …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • perambulation — perambulate ► VERB 1) formal walk or travel from place to place. 2) Brit. historical walk round (a parish, forest, etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries. DERIVATIVES perambulation noun perambulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • perambulation — noun see perambulate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perambulation — See perambulate. * * * …   Universalium

  • perambulation — noun a) A survey, a tour; a walking around. b) An English legal ceremony in which an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries. Syn: bannering …   Wiktionary

  • perambulation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An act of walking, especially for pleasure: amble, meander (often used in plural), promenade, ramble, saunter, stroll, walk, wander. See MOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • perambulation — per|am|bu|lation [pəˌræmbjuˈleıʃən] n old fashioned a walk around a place, especially a slow walk for pleasure >perambulate [pəˈræmbjauleıt] v [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Perambulation — Per|am|bu|la|ti|on die; , en <zu lat. perambulare (vgl. ↑perambulieren) u. ↑...ation> (veraltet) Durchwanderung, Besichtigungsreise …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • perambulation — per·am·bu·la·tion || pÉ™ ræmbjÉ™ leɪʃn / jÊŠl n. strolling, walking about; moving about …   English contemporary dictionary

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