Vestment Vest"ment, n. [OE. vestement, vestiment, OF. vestement, vestiment, F. v[^e]tement, 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. [1913 Webster]

The sculptor could not give vestments suitable to the quality of the persons represented. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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