Habiliment



[huh-bil-uh-muh nt] /həˈbɪl ə mənt/

noun
1.
Usually, habiliments.

2.
habiliments, accouterments or trappings.
/həˈbɪlɪmənt/
noun
1.
(often pl) dress or attire
n.

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.).

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