habiliment

[ huh-bil-uh-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF habiliment

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I might here—if it so pleased me—dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.

An habiliment of the stage designed to reinforce the general acclamation of the press agent with a particular publicity.

And in habiliment, movement, air, with what telling force it impersonated sorrow!

Others assign the habiliment to a Welshman, but give no authority for the assumption.

At an earlier period the armor of complete steel was the habiliment of the knight.

So profuse was Gingham in his provision for the habiliment of his own elegant exterior.

I might hereif it so pleased medilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.

WORD ORIGIN

often habiliments, early 15c., "munitions, weapons," from Middle French habillement, from abiller "prepare or fit out," probably from habile "fit, suitable" (see able). Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Klein] makes the French verb originally mean "reduce a tree by stripping off the branches," from a- "to" + bille "stick of wood." Sense of "clothing, dress" developed late 15c., by association with habit (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HABILIMENT

apparel

nounclothing; covering
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