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Medieval History Term of the Week: Enceinte

Enceinte, Castle, Towers, Fortification, Medieval StrongholdEnceinte
[en-seynt, ahn-sant]
Etymology: French, from Old French, enclosing wall, from enceindre to surround, from Latin incingere, from in- + cingere to gird

An enclosing wall, usually exterior, of a fortified place. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 226)