pernoctation definition

  • noun:
    • An overnight stay; activity (or instance) of abiding in the evening at a place.
    • The activity (or a case) of walking about at night, especially as a vigil or watch.
    • A religious view held during regular sleeping hours, when prayers or other ceremonies are performed.
    • The work or condition of moving the entire night; a remaining all night.
    • A passing the night time in sleeplessness or in seeing or prayer; a vigil enduring all night; particularly, in the early Christian ch., a religious vigil held through the entire evening straight away previous to confirmed festival.
    • A staying out all night.
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