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Academic gown

a long, wide-sleeved outer garment worn as part of the academic costume.
Historical Examples

Invested with the academic gown and cap, I repaired in due form at the appointed hour to the Senate Chamber.
Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes

He was habited, although in his own house, in the academic gown to which his long residence in Oxford had accustomed him.
For the Faith Evelyn Everett-Green

When I saw him sitting at his window he always wore a wig, and few had seen him without his wig and without his academic gown.
My Autobiography F. Max Mller


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