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hatchment

[hach-muh nt] /ˈhætʃ mənt/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
a square tablet, set diagonally, bearing the coat of arms of a deceased person.
Origin of hatchment
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; variant (by syncopation and aspiration) of achievement
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hatchment

/ˈhætʃmənt/
noun
1.
(heraldry) a diamond-shaped tablet displaying the coat of arms of a dead person Also called achievement
Word Origin
C16: changed from achievement
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