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vestment

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noun vest·ment \ˈves(t)-mənt\

Definition of vestment

  1. 1 a :  an outer garment; especially :  a robe of ceremony or office b plural :  clothing, garb

  2. 2 :  a covering resembling a garment

  3. 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 play \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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