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POSTERN (from 0. Fr. posterne, poster...

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 197 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POSTERN (from 0. Fr. posterne, posterle, Late Lat. posterula, small back-door, posterus, behind), a small gateway in the enceinte of a castle, abbey, &c., from which to issue and enter unobserved. They are often called "sally ports." (See GATE.)
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