raiment

[rey-muhnt]
noun
clothing; apparel; attire.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English rayment, aphetic variant of arrayment. See array, -ment

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raiment (ˈreɪmənt)
 
n
archaic, poetic or attire; clothing; garments
 
[C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array]

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raiment
c.1440, shortening of arayment "clothing," from Anglo-Fr. araiement, from O.Fr. areement, from areer "to array" (see array).
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Example sentences
But there are many more wearable versions with a suitably vintage air to dress up holiday raiment.
Prizes will also be given to riders and horses decked out in noteworthy raiment.
In this striking raiment she goes to her husband's room, expecting voluble admiration from him.
First came a squadron of cavaliers in gorgeous raiment, mounted on superb
  chargers.
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