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accouterment

[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-] /əˈku tər mənt, -trə-/
noun
1.
personal clothing, accessories, etc.
2.
the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
Also, especially British, accoutrement.
Origin of accouterment
1540-1550
From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540-50. See accouter, -ment
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n.

1540s, from Middle French accoustrement (Modern French accoutrement), from accoustrer probably from Old French acostrer "arrange," originally "sew up" (see accouter)

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