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[pree-tek-stuh] /priˈtɛk stə/

noun, plural praetextae
[pree-tek-stee] /priˈtɛk sti/ (Show IPA)
(in ancient Rome) a white toga with a broad purple border, worn by priests and magistrates as an official costume, and by certain other Romans as ceremonial dress.
a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married.


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