AskDefine | Define habiliment

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English

Etymology

Middle English habilement, from Old French habillement "to clothe".

Pronunciation

(US) IPA: /həˈbɪlɪmənt/

Noun

  1. Clothes, especially clothing appropriate for someone's job, status, or to an occasion.
    • 1839: Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
    ... Mrs Crummles was then occupied in exchanging the habiliments of a melodramatic empress for the ordinary attire of matrons in the nineteenth century.
  2. Equipment or furnishings characteristic of a place or being; trappings.
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