One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Complement, especially an accomplishment.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Receyt Ladie Kateryne. Originally from post-classical Latin accomplementum accomplishment, fulfilment from classical Latin ac- + complēmentum. In recent (20th-cent.) use probably independently re-formed from ac- + complement.
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