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Admeasurement; especially formal measurement.
Late 17th century. From post-classical Latin admensuration-, admensuratio apportionment, measurement, moderation, restriction, assessment (of liability) from admensurat-, past participial stem of admensurare + classical Latin -iō. Compare Anglo-Norman admensuratione and also amensurer, variant of amesurer.
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