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Battlement

Battlement [EBD]

a parapet wall or balustrade surrounding the flat roofs of the houses, required to be built by a special law (Deut. 22:8). In Jer. 5:10, it denotes the parapet of a city wall.

BATTLEMENT [SMITH]

Among the Jews a battlement was required by law to be built upon every house. It consisted of a low wall built around the roofs of the houses to prevent persons from falling off, and sometimes serving as a partition from another building. (22:8; Jeremiah 5:10)

BATTLEMENT [ISBE]

BATTLEMENT - bat'-'-l-ment.

See FORTIFICATION; HOUSE.


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