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CRENELLE (an O. Fr. word for " notch,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 408 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CRENELLE (an O. Fr. word for " notch," mod. creneau; the origin is obscure; cf. " cranny "), a term generally considered to mean an embrasure of a battlement, but really applying to the whole system of defence by battlements. In medieval times no one could " crenellate " a building without special licence from his supreme lord.
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