Em*pale"ment (?), n. [Cf. F. empalement, fr. empaler. See Empale.]

>[Written also impalement.]

1.

A fencing, inclosing, or fortifying with stakes.

2.

A putting to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.

3. Her.

Same as Impalement.

 

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