vestiture

noun

ves·​ti·​ture
ˈvestəˌchu̇(ə)r,
-ˌchu̇ə,
-chə(r),
-təˌtu̇-,
-tə‧ˌtyu̇-
plural -s
1
: investiture
a vestiture of power in the proletariatPhilip Wylie
2
3
: something that covers a surface like a garment
especially : a covering (as of scales, hairs, or spines) on an insect's body or wings

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin vestitura, from Latin vestitus (past participle of vestire to clothe, put on) + -ura -ure

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“Vestiture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vestiture. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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