amortizement

noun
am·or·tize·ment | \¦amə(r)¦tīzmənt;əˈmȯ(r)tə̇zm-, -ə̇sm-\
plural -s

Definition of amortizement 

2a : the sloping top of a projecting pier (as a buttress)

b : a crowning architectural member in an edifice

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First Known Use of amortizement

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amortizement

modification (influenced by amortize) of French amortissement, from Old French, from amortiss- (stem of amortir) + -ment

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