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Meaning of IMPALEMENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
 

IMPALEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 See Also: cruelty, inhuman treatment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pale"ment\, n.
1. The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
   --Byron.

2. An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
   --H. Brooke.

3. That which hedges in; inclosure. [R.] --Milton.

4. (Her.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical
   line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the
   arms of husband and wife. See {Impale}, 3.

 

 

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