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toga virilis

[toh-guh vi-rahy-lis, -ree-; Latin taw-gah wi-ree-lis] /ˈtoʊ gə vɪˈraɪ lɪs, -ˈri-; Latin ˈtɔ gɑ wɪˈri lɪs/
noun, plural togae viriles
[toh-jee vi-rahy-leez, -ree-; Latin taw-gahy wi-ree-les] /ˈtoʊ dʒi vɪˈraɪ liz, -ˈri-; Latin ˈtɔ gaɪ wɪˈri lɛs/ (Show IPA)
the white toga assumed by boys in ancient Rome at the end of their 14th year.
Origin of toga virilis
1590-1600; < Latin toga virīlis; see toga, virile Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for toga-virilis

toga virilis

(in ancient Rome) the toga assumed by a youth at the age of 14 as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
Word Origin
Latin, literally: manly (i.e., man's) toga
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