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The Synonym of - habiliment (noun)

Word Example of - habiliment

    Example Sentences for habiliment

    And in habiliment, movement, air, with what telling force it impersonated sorrow!

    I might here—if it so pleased me—dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.

    Others assign the habiliment to a Welshman, but give no authority for the assumption.

    At an earlier period the armor of complete steel was the habiliment of the knight.

    I might hereif it so pleased medilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.

    So profuse was Gingham in his provision for the habiliment of his own elegant exterior.

    An habiliment of the stage designed to reinforce the general acclamation of the press agent with a particular publicity.

Word Origin & History of - habiliment

    Word Origin & History

    habiliment 1422, "munitions, weapons," from M.Fr. habillement, from abiller "prepare or fit out," probably from habile "fit, suitable" (see able). Alternative etymology makes the M.Fr. verb originally mean "reduce a tree by stripping off the branches," from a- "to" + bille "stick of wood." Sense of "clothing, dress" developed 1470, by association with habit (q.v.).