› the act of doing something that is necessary or something that you have wanted or promised to do: fulfilment of a contract The trade embargo had prevented fulfilment of the contract to deliver the goods before December.fulfilment of terms/ conditions/requirements A conditional contract is subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions, such as planning approval being obtained.fulfilment of an obligation/duty This advice is provided to you in fulfilment of our obligations under the relevant law.fulfilment of an aim/objective You will be expected to contribute to the fulfilment of our objectives across key areas of the business.fulfilment of sb's potential/promise Our aim is the fulfilment of every child's educational potential. Opening a new store downtown will be the fulfillment of a dream.
› the act of performing a particular task: fulfilment of a role/function These skills were important in the fulfilment of my role as project co-ordinator.
› (also order fulfilment, also product fulfilment) COMMERCE the process of taking an order and sending a product to a customer: We will only accept returns if a packing error has occurred during the fulfilment of your order.
› COMMERCE, MARKETING the fact of a company sending out advertising, taking orders, accepting payment, sending out goods, etc. for other companies: He is the manager of a huge mail order and fulfilment operation.
› a feeling of pleasure because you are satisfied with what you are doing or have achieved: I found great fulfilment in most aspects of my work. a sense of fulfilment