(French) habillement, from habiller to dress, clothe, original, to make fit, make ready, from habile apt, skillful, (Latin) habilis. See Habile.
1. A garment; an article of clothing. Camden.2. pl.Dress, in general. (Shakespeare)
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Middle English habilement, from Old French habillement "clothe".
habiliment (plural habiliments) Clothes, especially clothing appropriate for someone's job, status, or to an occasion. 1839: Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby ... Mrs Crummles was then occupied in exchanging the habiliments of a melodramatic empress for the ordinary attire of matrons in the nineteenth century. 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 52 Bananas with their great ragged leaves, like the tattered habiliments of an empress in adversity, grew close up to the house. Equipment or furnishings characteristic of a place or being; trappings.
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