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encompass +‎ -ment


encompassment (countable and uncountable, plural encompassments)

  1. The act of surrounding, or the state of being surrounded.
    • Shakespeare
      By this encompassment and drift of question.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for encompassment in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)