fulfilment

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From Middle English fulfillen, from Old English fullfyllan, from full (full) + fyllan (to fill). Equivalent to fulfill +‎ -ment.

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fulfilment (countable and uncountable, plural fulfilments)

  1. The act of fulfilling.
  2. The state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization.
  3. The act of consummating a desire or promise.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 159:
      Civilisation has imbued man's minds with false ideas of the evil of sex and its fulfilment.
  4. (business) The activities performed once an order is received to fulfill the order; packaging, distributing and shipping goods.

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References[edit]

  • The Random House College Dictionary 1973