Definition of pernoctate in English:

pernoctate

intransitive verb

[no object] formal
  • Pass the night somewhere.

    • ‘she was the first woman to pernoctate as a member of the college’

Pronunciation

pernoctate

/pərˈnäkˌtāt/ /pərˈnɑkˌteɪt/

Origin

Early 17th century from Latin pernoctat- ‘spent the night’, from the verb pernoctare, from per- ‘through’ + nox, noct- ‘night’.