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or ful·fil·ment

[foo l-fil-muh nt]
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  1. the act or state of fulfilling: to witness the fulfillment of a dream; to achieve fulfillment of one's hopes.
  2. the state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization: a vague plan that had no hope of fulfillment.
  3. the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping, or processing checks.
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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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