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[im-brey-suh-ree] /ɪmˈbreɪ sə ri/

noun, plural imbraceries. Law.


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    [im-breks, -briks] /ˈɪm brɛks, -brɪks/ noun, plural imbrices [im-bruh-seez, -bri-keys] /ˈɪm brəˌsiz, -brɪˌkeɪs/ (Show IPA) 1. a convex tile, used especially in ancient Rome to cover joints in a tile roof. 2. Architecture. one of the scales in ornamental imbrication.

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    [adjective im-bri-kit, -keyt; verb im-bri-keyt] /adjective ˈɪm brɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; verb ˈɪm brɪˌkeɪt/ adjective 1. overlapping in sequence, as tiles or shingles on a roof. 2. of, relating to, or resembling overlapping tiles, as decoration or drawings. 3. Biology. overlapping like tiles, as scales or leaves. 4. characterized by or as if by overlapping shingles. […]

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    [im-bri-key-shuh n] /ˌɪm brɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an overlapping, as of tiles or shingles. 2. a decoration or pattern resembling this. 3. Surgery. overlapping of layers of tissue in the closure of wounds or in the correction of defects. 4. Geology. . n. 1640s, from French imbrication, from Latin imbricare “to cover with tiles,” from […]

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