- to clothe or dress.
- to make fit.
- to become fit.
Origin of habilitate
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A nation thus constituted could not habilitate slavery with all the hideous features it wore in Virginia and Massachusetts.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1
George W. Williams
- (tr) mainly Western US to equip and finance (a mine)
- (intr) to qualify for office
- (tr) archaic to clothe
C17: from Medieval Latin habilitāre to make fit, from Latin habilitās aptness, readiness; see ability
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