hatchment

[ hach-muh nt ]
/ ˈhætʃ mənt /

noun Heraldry.

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

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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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