Fruition Fru*i"tion, n. [OF. fruition, L. fruitio, enjoyment, fr. L. frui, p. p. fruitus, to use or enjoy. See {Fruit}, n.] Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use. ``Capacity of fruition.'' --Rogers. ``Godlike fruition.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Where I may have fruition of her love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(in the possession or the use of anything) /

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  • fruition — ⇒FRUITION, subst. fém. Vx, littér., dans le domaine intellectuel ou mystique. Action de jouir. Cette fruition des grâces dont la communauté de Solesmes a été investie (HUYSMANS, Oblat, t. 2, 1903, p. 23) : • Gratuité du don. Don sans conteste.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fruition — [fro͞o ish′ən] n. [ME fruicioun < OFr fruition < LL fruitio, enjoyment < frui: see FRUIT] 1. a pleasure obtained from using or possessing something; enjoyment 2. [by assoc. with FRUIT] the bearing of fruit 3. a coming to fulfillment;… …   English World dictionary

  • fruition — early 15c., act of enjoying, from M.Fr. fruition and directly from L.L. fruitionem (nom. fruitio) enjoyment, noun of action from L. frui to use, enjoy. Sense of act or state of bearing fruit is first recorded 1885 by mistaken association with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fruition — has only an indirect connection with fruit, but the false association led it astray in the 19c. Its current meaning ‘fulfilment, the realization of aims’ (especially in the phrase come to fruition) dates from then; before that it meant… …   Modern English usage

  • fruition — Fruition, Fructus. Avoir fruition de quelque chose, Frui re aliqua …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Fruition — (v. lat.), Genuß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • fruition — I noun accomplishment, achievement, attainment, consummation, effectuation, execution, flowering, fructus, fulfillment, gratification, implementation, performance, production, realization, satisfaction, success associated concepts: accrual of a… …   Law dictionary

  • fruition — enjoyment, delectation *pleasure, delight, joy Analogous words: realization, actualization, materialization (see corresponding verbs at REALIZE): fulfillment, accomplishment (see corresponding verbs at PERFORM): attainment, achievement (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fruition — [n] achievement, maturation accomplishment, actualization, attainment, completion, consummation, enjoyment, fulfillment, gratification, materialization, maturity, perfection, pleasure, realization, ripeness, satisfaction, success; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • fruition — ► NOUN 1) the realization or fulfilment of a plan. 2) literary the state or action of producing fruit. ORIGIN Latin from frui enjoy …   English terms dictionary

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