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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

The great tower or innermost keep of a castle. The word is recorded from Middle English, and is a variant of dungeon.

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donjon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

The great tower or innermost keep of a castle. The word is recorded from Middle English, and is a variant of dungeon.

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donjon

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 56 words.

1 Strongest part of a medieval castle, usually a tower or keep containing the best rooms and living-quarters, capable of

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Donjon

R. Allen Brown.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online January 1998 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 894 words.

[Fr.: ‘keep’]. Term derived from the Latin dominium, meaning lordship, signifying that part of a castle that was the ultimate strongpoint and refuge and contained the most prestigious...

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donjon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

abrasion, Australasian, equation, Eurasian, evasion, invasion, occasion, persuasion, pervasion, suasion, Vespasian • adhesion, cohesion, Friesian, lesion •

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

abrasion, Australasian, equation, Eurasian, evasion, invasion, occasion, persuasion, pervasion, suasion, Vespasian • adhesion, cohesion, Friesian, lesion •

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donjon

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 11 words.

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The innermost stronghold or keep of a medieval castle.

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donjon

Michael Clarke and Deborah Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 6 words.

The *keep of a *castle.

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donjon

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

arch. sp. of DUNGEON.

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Donjon

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 871 words.

Term derived from the Latin dominium, meaning lordship, signifying that part of a castle that was the ultimate strongpoint

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donjon

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 53 words.

1. Strongest part of a medieval *castle, usually a tower or keep containing the best rooms and living-quarters,

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