ETYM Cf. French achčvement, Eng. Hatchment.
1. The act of achieving or performing; an obtaining by exertion; successful performance; accomplishment.
2. The result of such an act; an accomplishment.
3. A great or heroic deed; something accomplished by valor, boldness, or praiseworthy exertion; a feat.
4. An escutcheon or ensign armorial; now generally applied to the funeral shield commonly called hatchment.
ETYM AS. daed.
1. A legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it; SYN. deed of conveyance, title.
2. A notable achievement; SYN. feat, effort, exploit.
ETYM Old Eng. esploit success, Old Fren. esploit, espleit,revenue, product, vigor, force, exploit, French exploit exploit, from Latin explicitum, prop. p. p. neut. of explicare to unfold, display, exhibit; ex + plicare to fold. Related to Ply, Explicit, Explicate.
1. A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement.
2. Combat; war.