Definition of habiliment in English:


Line breaks: ha¦bili|ment
Pronunciation: /həˈbɪlɪm(ə)nt


(usually habiliments) • archaic
  • Clothing.
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    • 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.


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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