vestment

[vest-muhnt]
noun
1.
a garment, especially an outer garment.
2.
vestments, Chiefly Literary. attire; clothing.
3.
an official or ceremonial robe.
4.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
one of the garments worn by the clergy and their assistants, choristers, etc., during divine service and on other occasions.
b.
one of the garments worn by the celebrant, deacon, and subdeacon during the celebration of the Eucharist.
5.
something that clothes or covers like a garment: a mountaintop with a vestment of clouds.

Origin:
1250–1300; syncopated variant of Middle English vestiment < Medieval Latin vestīmentum priestly robe, Latin: garment, equivalent to vestī(re) to dress (see vest) + -mentum -ment

vestmental [vest-men-tl] , adjective
vestmented, adjective
subvestment, noun
supervestment, noun
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vestment (ˈvɛstmənt)
 
n
1.  a garment or robe, esp one denoting office, authority, or rank
2.  any of various ceremonial garments worn by the clergy at religious services
 
[C13: from Old French vestiment, from Latin vestīmentum clothing, from vestīre to clothe]
 
vestmental
 
adj

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vestment
c.1300, from O.Fr. vestment (Fr. vêtement), from L. vestimentum "clothing, clothes," from vestire "to clothe" (see wear).
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But first a word about why said odd-sounding vestment is appearing in these hallowed pages.
In case his verbal and vestment eccentricities still cannot drum up the necessary attention, there is always his music.
Yet his actual liability is limited--hence the name of the arrangement--to the cash value of his initial in vestment.
It is the vestment or right to the entire funds in the saving plan that is the crucial question for the court to decide on remand.
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