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fulfillment

[foo l-fil-muh nt] /fʊlˈfɪl mənt/
noun
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.
Also, fulfilment.
Origin of fulfillment
1765-1775
1765-75; fulfill + -ment
Related forms
prefulfillment, noun
superfulfillment, noun
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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

fulfillment

n.

1775, from fulfill + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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