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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 416 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DONJON (from a Late Lat. accusative form domnionem, connected with domnus or dominus, a lord), the French term for the keep of a medieval castle, used now in distinction to " dungeon " (q.v.), the prison, which is only an anglicized spelling (see also KEEP).
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