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Vest"ment (?), n. [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF. vestement, vestiment, F. vetement, fr. L. vestimentum, fr. vestire to clothe, fr. vestis a garment, clothing. See Vest.]

A covering or garment; some part of clothing or dress; specifically Eccl., any priestly garment.

"Royal vestiment." Chaucer. "Priests in holy vestments." Shak.

The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the quality of the persons represented. Dryden.

 

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