vestiture

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

Definition of vestiture

plural

-s

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

  2. 2 :  clothing, garb, dress

  3. 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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Origin and Etymology of vestiture

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


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