Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of fulfilling.
  • n. The state or quality of being fulfilled; completion; realization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A filling or carrying out; performance; accomplishment; completion: as, the fulfilment of prophecy; the fulfilment of one's expectations or duties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
  • n. a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires

Etymologies

Middle English fulfillen, from Old English fullfyllan, from full ("full") + fyllan ("to fill") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Accordingly, in fulfilment of this judicial process, the Court requires that Mr. Abdelrazik attend before it at the time and date specified in the Judgment. (71) [specified later in the judgement as July 7]

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Mr. Tsvangirai said he had taken considerable political risk by signing the political agreement and entering into a government of national unity with unreliable partners, Mr. Mugabe and ZANU-PF. Political analyst Brian Raftopoulos says that progress in fulfilment of the global political agreement, which is the foundation for the inclusive government, was controlled by the Zimbabwe military.

    Zimbabwe's Unity Government in Trouble

  • Sometimes the request hangs fire, or the fulfilment is delayed, with untoward consequences.

    THE WHALE TOOTH

  • These patents claim that the princesses received their lands "in fulfilment [sic] of Henry VIII's will."

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Miriam the Girdle-girl, hath a mind to visit the church this day, to seek a blessing by pilgrimage and to make oblation thereto, a douceur517 of thank-offering for her deliverance from the land of the Moslems and in fulfilment of the vows she vowed to the Messiah, so he would save her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Alongside the advance of the domestic "progressive consensus" that New Labour has created, victory in the referendum will be the third term fulfilment of the Blair premiership and we would, in the process, achieve an irreversible shift towards a more social-democratic Britain.

    The great "democrat" writes

  • Meanwhile, the Community itself is rapidly integrating its internal market in fulfilment of the 1992 programme.

    Pushing the Perimeters—The Changing International Business Scene

  • Its work in fulfilment of that task must necessarily to a large extent be a slow, patient, undramatic operation based on continuing negotiations with all parties concerned.

    An Address by Dag Hammarskjold

  • There are many references to Jephthah's slaying of his daughter in fulfilment of a rash vow which he made that he would sacrifice the first person of his own house whom he met on his return.

    Shakespeare and the Bible

  • The yearning for spiritual fulfilment is universal in human nature, although it is expressed in many forms and embodied in many creeds.

    The Plague of Pessimism

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