noun, plural praetextae /-ˈtɛksti/ [-tek-stee] Show IPA .
(in ancient Rome) a white toga with a broad purple border, worn by priests and magistrates as an official costume, and by certain other Romans as ceremonial dress.
a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married.
short for toga praetexta
literally, bordered toga. See pretext