Etymology
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cantonment (n.)

1756, "military quarters, part of a town assigned to a particular regiment," from French cantonnement, from cantonner "to divide into cantons" (14c.), from canton "angle, corner" (see canton). The meaning "action of quartering troops" is from 1757.

updated on November 03, 2022

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