vestment


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vestment \Vest"ment\, n. [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF.
   vestement, vestiment, F. v[^e]tement, fr. L. vestimentum, fr.
   vestire to clothe, fr. vestis a garment, clothing. See
   Vest.]
   A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress;
   specifically (Eccl.), any priestly garment. "Royal
   vestiment." --Chaucer. "Priests in holy vestments." --Shak.
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         The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the
         quality of the persons represented.      --Dryden.
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