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habiliment

Syllabification: ha·bil·i·ment
Pronunciation: /həˈbiləmənt
 
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Definition of habiliment in English:

noun

(usually habiliments) archaic
Clothing.
Example sentences
  • The flames suddenly shot up into the air, twice as high as a man could stand and when they dropped again, a figure had formed from the flames, a figure of a woman attired in simple habiliments.
  • One in these habiliments is prone to dream, are they not?
  • She is a holiday figure, symbolising the significance of the holiday as a circumscribed period during which one can put aside the habiliments of normal existence and adopt another persona, become another self.

Origin

late Middle English (in the general sense 'outfit, attire'): from Old French habillement, from habiller 'fit out', from Latin habilis (see able).

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