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Perambulation means "walking around". In traditional English law, it is used specifically to mean "determining the bounds of a legal area by walking around it", meaning physically walking around the region in question. It is primarily used in two contexts:
- Beating the bounds – annually verifying parish boundaries
- Royal forest – "survey of the boundaries of land subjected to Forest Law", done sporadically – see for example New Forest History 1189 - 1681. It may also refer to the boundary region itself.
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