One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Clothing; dress.‘a man garbed in ancient vesture’
outfit, ensemble, suitView synonyms
- ‘The chance of seeing him take a backwards flip in full Sunday vesture was too dazzlingly promising.’
- ‘We became a robed choir, so we adopted the vesture of the traditional choir dress.’
- ‘In addition some suspected that liberals might find themselves in the dock for failing, contrary to church law, to wear proper church vesture such as cassock and surplice.’
- ‘He was quite comfortable in presiding at the Lord's Supper in this vesture because it befit the ministry he had chosen.’
- ‘The various modes of his vesture are displayed, carefully dated, in a series of glass cases.’
Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin vestire ‘clothe’.
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