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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Definitions for raiment

  1. Clothing in general; garments; -- usually singular in form, with a collective sense.

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Citations for raiment
People want "habitations for shelter and safety, and raiment for warmth and decency." Richard A. Epstein, Principles for a Free Society
Agog with expectation, Stella opened her package and found not the golden raiment of a queen or a princess, but the drab uniform of a cook. She wept for the rest of the day. William Weaver, New York Times
Origin of raiment
1350-1400
Raiment is from Middle English rayment, short for arrayment, from arrayen, "to array."