hatchment

[ hach-muh nt ]
/ ˈhætʃ mənt /
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noun Heraldry.

a square tablet, set diagonally, bearing the coat of arms of a deceased person.

Nearby words

  1. hatchettite,
  2. hatchetwork,
  3. hatchie,
  4. hatching,
  5. hatchling,
  6. hatchure,
  7. hatchway,
  8. hate,
  9. hate crime,
  10. hate mail

Origin of hatchment

First recorded in 1540–50; variant (by syncopation and aspiration) of achievement

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British Dictionary definitions for hatchment

hatchment

/ (ˈhætʃmənt) /

noun

heraldry a diamond-shaped tablet displaying the coat of arms of a dead personAlso called: achievement

Word Origin for hatchment

C16: changed from achievement

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