|Achievement (A*chieve"ment) (#), n.
[Cf. F. achèvement, E. Hatchment.]
1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment; as, the achievement of his object.
2. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat. "[The exploits] of the ancient saints . . . do far surpass the most famous achievements of pagan heroes." Barrow. "The highest achievements of the human intellect." Macaulay.
3. (Her.) An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment. Cussans.
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