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Castle

The word castle derives from the latin castellum, a fortified dwelling place.

noun

1 a: a large fortified building or set of buildings

1 b: a massive or imposing house

2: a retreat safe against intrusion or invasion

A man's home is his castle

Sir Edward Coke, English Jurist, 1623

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