An Achi'evement. n.s. [achevement, Fr.]
- The performance of an action.
From every coast that heaven walks about,
Have thither come the noble martial crew,
That famous hard achievements still pursue. Fairy Queen, b. i.
- The escutcheon, or ensigns armorial, granted to any man for the performance of great actions.
Then shall the war, and stern debate, and strife
Immortal, be the bus'ness of my life;
And in thy fane, the dusty spoils among,
High on the burnish'd roof, my banner shall be hung;
Rank'd with my champions bucklers, and below
With arms revers'd, th' achievements of the foe. Dryd. Fab.