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vestment

noun vest·ment \ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of VESTMENT

1
a :  an outer garment; especially :  a robe of ceremony or office
b plural :  clothing, garb
2
:  a covering resembling a garment
3
:  one of the articles of the ceremonial attire and insignia worn by ecclesiastical officiants and assistants as indicative of their rank and appropriate to the rite being celebrated
vest·men·tal \ves(t)-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Origin of VESTMENT

Middle English vestement, from Anglo-French, from Latin vestimentum, from vestire to clothe
First Known Use: 13th century

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