Definition of vesture in English:

vesture

Syllabification: ves·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈvesCHər
 
/

noun

literary
  • Clothing; dress: a man garbed in ancient vesture
    More example sentences
    • He was quite comfortable in presiding at the Lord's Supper in this vesture because it befit the ministry he had chosen.
    • The chance of seeing him take a backwards flip in full Sunday vesture was too dazzlingly promising.
    • In addition some suspected that liberals might find themselves in the dock for failing, contrary to church law, to wear proper church vesture such as cassock and surplice.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin vestire 'clothe'.

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