achievement
Hatchment Hatch"ment (-ment), n. [Corrupt. fr. achievement.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Her.) A sort of panel, upon which the arms of a deceased person are temporarily displayed, -- usually on the walls of his dwelling. It is lozenge-shaped or square, but is hung cornerwise. It is used in England as a means of giving public notification of the death of the deceased, his or her rank, whether married, widower, widow, etc. Called also {achievement}. [1913 Webster]

His obscure funeral; No trophy, sword, or hatchment o'er his bones. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A sword or other mark of the profession of arms; in general, a mark of dignity. [1913 Webster]

Let there be deducted, out of our main potation, Five marks in hatchments to adorn this thigh. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]


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