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raiment

[rey-muh nt] /ˈreɪ mənt/
noun
1.
clothing; apparel; attire.
Origin of raiment
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English rayment, aphetic variant of arrayment. See array, -ment
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raiment

/ˈreɪmənt/
noun
1.
(archaic or poetic) attire; clothing; garments
Word Origin
C15: shortened from arrayment, from Old French areement; see array
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Word Origin and History for raiment
n.

c.1400, "clothing, vesture" (archaic), shortening of arayment "clothing" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French araiement, from Old French areement, from areer "to array" (see array (v.)).

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