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parament

[par-uh-muh nt] /ˈpær ə mənt/
noun, plural paraments, paramenta
[par-uh-men-tuh] /ˌpær əˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a decoration for a room, as a tapestry.
2.
an ecclesiastical vestment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin parāmentum an ornament, equivalent to parā(re) to adorn (Latin: to prepare) + -mentum -ment
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parament

/ˈpærəmənt/
noun (pl) paraments, paramenta (ˌpærəˈmɛntə)
1.
(often pl) an ecclesiastical vestment or decorative hanging
Word Origin
C14: from Old French parament, from Medieval Latin paramentum, from Latin parāre to prepare
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