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praetexta

[pree-tek-stuh] /priˈtɛk stə/
noun, plural praetextae
[pree-tek-stee] /priˈtɛk sti/ (Show IPA)
1.
(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.
2.
a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married.
Also, pretexta.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin, short for toga praetexta literally, bordered toga. See pretext
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