par·​a·​ment ˈper-ə-mənt How to pronounce parament (audio)
: an ornamental ecclesiastical hanging or vestment

Word History


Middle English, from Medieval Latin paramentum, from parare to adorn, from Latin, to prepare — more at pare

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parament was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Parament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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