or ful·fil·ment

[foo l-fil-muh nt]


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 formspre·ful·fill·ment, nounsu·per·ful·fill·ment, noun
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1775, from fulfill + -ment.

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