perambulation definition

  • noun:
    • A survey, a trip; a walking around.
    • An English legal ceremony where an official from a town or parish walks around it to delineate and record its boundaries.
    • The work of perambulating; traversing.
    • a yearly review of boundaries, since city, a parish, a forest, etc.
    • A district within what type is authorized which will make a trip of examination.
    • The act of perambulating, or of moving or wandering through or over.
    • A traveling review or evaluation; a survey.
    • A district within which a person has suitable of assessment; jurisdiction.
    • an approach utilized in early Scotch and English record, and thence followed in colonial period in the United States, of identifying and keeping boundaries and monuments or marks of boundaries involving the belongings of neighboring tenants, and between neighboring parishes, and so to some extent of deciding disputed tenancies and legal rights of ownership, and questions of taxation.
    • a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) to be able to formally assert and record its boundaries
    • a leisurely stroll (usually in certain general public place)

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