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or fulfilment

[foo l-fil-muh nt] /fʊlˈfɪl mənt/
the act or state of fulfilling:
to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization:
a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
Origin of fulfillment
First recorded in 1765-75; fulfill + -ment
Related forms
prefulfillment, noun
superfulfillment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nor then indeed; for this is the fulfilment of what was then but a golden promise.

  • The signs of the times now warrant the hope of its fulfilment.

  • She dared not tell him her destination; secresy was essential to the fulfilment of her purpose.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • O month whose promise and fulfilment blend, And burst in one!

    A Calendar of Sonnets Helen Hunt Jackson
  • His quickness of movement was no longer a fight against, but a fulfilment of desire.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Fecundity is the end he proposes, and he rewards with intoxicating delights those who contribute to the fulfilment of his designs.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • This hope comforted us; and we prayed definitely for its fulfilment, and it was fulfilled.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • They may delay the fulfilment of such purpose; but India can afford to wait.

    Lotus Buds

    Amy Carmichael
  • John himself had delayed its fulfilment from one trivial cause after another.

    The Christian Hall Caine
Word Origin and History for fulfilment



1775, from fulfill + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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