Accouchement Definition

äko͝osh-mäɴ
noun
Confinement for giving birth to a child; childbirth.
Webster's New World

Delivery in childbed; parturition.

Custom required that the royal family and the whole Court should be present at the accouchement of the Princesses.
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Other Word Forms of Accouchement

Noun

Singular:
accouchement
Plural:
accouchements

Origin of Accouchement

  • French from accoucher to assist in childbirth from Old French a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) coucher to lay down couch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1803.

    From Wiktionary

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