Definition for PER-AM'BU-LATE

PER-AM'BU-LATE, v.t. [L. perambulo; per and ambulo, to walk.]

To walk through or over; properly and technically, to past through or over for the purpose of surveying or examining something; to visit as overseers; as, to perambulate a parish. So in New England, the laws require the selectmen of towns to appoint suitable persons annually to perambulate the borders or bounds of the township, and renew the boundaries, or see that the old ones are in a good state.

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