\\|amə(r)|tīzmənt; əˈmȯ(r)d.ə̇zm-, -ə̇sm-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: modification (influenced by amortize) of French amortissement, from Old French, from amortiss- (stem of amortir) + -ment
a. : the sloping top of a projecting pier (as a buttress)
b. : a crowning architectural member in an edifice

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  • Amortizement — A*mor tize*ment, n. [F. amortissement.] Same as {Amortization}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amortizement — index discharge (payment), payment (act of paying), satisfaction (discharge of debt) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amortizement — (Amer.) n. liquidation of a debt, amortization; architectural element (also amortisement) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amortizement — /am euhr tuyz meuhnt, euh mawr tiz /, n. 1. a sloping top on a buttress, pillar, etc. 2. an architectural feature, as a gable, at the top of a façade. 3. amortization. Also, amortissement /euh mawr tiz meuhnt/. [1610 20; AMORTIZE + MENT, after MF …   Universalium

  • amortizement — noun The act or process of amortizing …   Wiktionary

  • amortizement — am·or·tize·ment …   English syllables

  • amortizement —   n. Architecture, topmost member of a building; slanting top of buttress, etc.; amortization …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • amortization — /am euhr teuh zay sheuhn, euh mawr /, n. 1. an act or instance of amortizing a debt or other obligation. 2. the sums devoted to this purpose. Also, amortizement. [1665 75; < ML a(d)mortization (s. of admortizatio). See AMORTIZE, ATION] * * * In… …   Universalium

  • discharge — dis·charge 1 /dis chärj, dis ˌchärj/ vt 1: to release from an obligation: as a: to relieve of a duty under an instrument (as a contract or a negotiable instrument); also: to render (an instrument) no longer enforceable a formal instrument...may… …   Law dictionary

  • satisfaction — sat·is·fac·tion n 1 a: the act or fact of satisfying b: execution of an accord by performance of the substituted obligation often used in the phrase accord and satisfaction compare accord 3, transaction 3 c …   Law dictionary

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