vestiture

noun
ves·ti·ture | \ˈvestəˌchu̇(ə)r, -ˌchu̇ə, -chə(r), -təˌtu̇-, -tə‧ˌtyu̇-\
plural -s

Definition of vestiture 

1 : investiture a vestiture of power in the proletariat— Philip Wylie

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

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History and Etymology for vestiture

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

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