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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Definitions for habiliment

  1. Usually, habiliments. a. clothes or clothing. b. clothes as worn in a particular profession, way of life, etc.
  2. habiliments, accouterments or trappings.

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Citations for habiliment
At this very moment, perhaps, Toad is busy arraying himself in those singularly hideous habiliments so dear to him, which transform him from a (comparatively) good-looking Toad into an Object which throws any decent-minded animal that comes across it into a violent fit. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908
It deepened; it purified. It lost its previous comedic habiliments, its air of shtick, and became unadulterated, lethal, pure despair. Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot, 2011
Origin of habiliment
late Middle English
1375-1425
Habiliment comes from the French word of the same spelling. It's from the root habiller meaning "to dress."
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