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Munitions

munition
1. Fortification; stronghold. His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks. (Is. Xxxiii. 16)
2. Whatever materials are used in war for drfense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds. The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war. (Sir W. Raleigh)
Origin: F, munition of war, L. Munitio a fortifying, fortification, fr. Munire to fortify, defend with a wall; cf. Moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr. Mi to fix, make firm. Cf. Ammunition.


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