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academic gown

noun
1.
a long, wide-sleeved outer garment worn as part of the academic costume.
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  • Invested with the academic gown and cap, I repaired in due form at the appointed hour to the Senate Chamber.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • He was habited, although in his own house, in the academic gown to which his long residence in Oxford had accustomed him.

    For the Faith Evelyn Everett-Green
  • When I saw him sitting at his window he always wore a wig, and few had seen him without his wig and without his academic gown.

    My Autobiography F. Max Mller

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