embracement

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Etymology[edit]

From embrace +‎ -ment, after Middle French embracement.

Noun[edit]

embracement (plural embracements)

  1. A clasp in the arms; embrace.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      What was that but a kinde, tender, and fatherly farwell which he tooke of his children? representing the last adiewes, and parting imbracements [transl. embrassemens], which at our death we give unto our dearest issues?
  2. (obsolete) State of being contained; enclosure.
  3. (obsolete) Willing acceptance.

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