amortizement

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

Definition of amortizement

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  amortization

  2. 2a :  the sloping top of a projecting pier (as a buttress) b :  a crowning architectural member in an edifice

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Origin and Etymology of amortizement

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


First Known Use: 1618


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