Accouchement meaning

äko͝osh-mäɴ
A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.
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Confinement for giving birth to a child; childbirth.
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A confinement during childbirth; a lying-in.
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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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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