Im"ple*ment (?), n. [LL. implementum accomplishment, fr. L. implere, impletum, to fill up, finish, complete; pref. im- in + plere to fill. The word was perh. confuse with OF. empleier, emploier, to employ, F. employer, whence E. employ. See Plenty.]

That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war.

Genius must have talent as its complement and implement. Coleridge.


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Im"ple*ment, v. t.


To accomplish; to fulfill.


Revenge . . . executed and implemented by the hand of Vanbeest Brown. Sir W. Scott.


To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.

The chief mechanical requisites of the barometer are implemented in such an instrument as the following. Nichol.

3. ScotsLaw

To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.


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