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academic costume

noun
1.
the ceremonial garb of the students and faculty in schools, colleges, and universities, consisting of a flat cap (mortarboard), a long, wide-sleeved gown, and sometimes a hood, worn especially at commencement exercises.
Also called academic dress.
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  • From this building came out two young men in academic costume.

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