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From Latin palus (a stake) + -ficare (to make, in comparative). Compare French palification. See -fy.


palification (uncountable)

  1. The act or practice of driving piles or posts into the ground to make it firm.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir H. Wotton to this entry?)
    • 1928, Laura Maria Roberts Ragg, Crises in Venetian history
      After experiment and discussion, larch was chosen as the wood for palification []

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 palification in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)