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[foo l-fil-muh nt] /fʊlˈfɪl mənt/
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.
Also, fulfilment.
Origin of fulfillment
1765-75; fulfill + -ment
Related forms
prefulfillment, noun
superfulfillment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These conditions society is justified in enforcing at all costs to those who endeavour to withhold fulfilment.
  • He regarded reciprocity as the bulwark of protection-not a breach, but a fulfilment of the law.
  • Spring and sunrise are forever miracles, but the early hour of the wonder hardly hints the exuberance of its fulfilment.
  • It cannot tolerate any delay between its desire and the fulfilment of what it desires.
  • Cheer thy heart, and refresh thine eye for the fulfilment of thy wish.
  • He dread not own that the severity of the sentence frightened him, and that its fulfilment had come too soon upon his curses.
  • In short, the scheme of continually shifting camp was impossible of fulfilment.
  • Of course, there is a certain amount of political posturing and wish fulfilment in these opinions.
  • Many more purport to offer a foolproof guide to self-fulfilment.
  • If human desire for self fulfilment drives the world then a self fulfilled human would be a happy human being.
Word Origin and History for fulfilment



1775, from fulfill + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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