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 for perambulation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perambulation \Per*am`bu*la"tion\, n.
     1. The act of perambulating; traversing. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An annual survey of boundaries, as of town, a parish, a
        forest, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A district within which one is authorized to make a tour
        of inspection. "The . . . bounds of his own
        perambulation." [Obs.] --Holyday.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest
           etc.) in order to officially assert and record its
      2: a leisurely walk (usually in some public place) [syn:
         amble, promenade, saunter, stroll, perambulation]

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