The corpse is then dressed as in life, and, if it be that of a priest, is robed in the characteristic orange tawny dress.
The dolls were robed and the long strings were made fast to their necks.
Cleo reclined on the same couch, robed in a terra-cotta gown which Morgan recognised at once.
It was our Daisy, robed like a princess, who dawned upon our vision.
Marahna was beside him, robed in the golden garment of the priest.
And I, the questioner, masked and robed so that my own brother could not have known me!
Yet I would not despair of her return, for, robed in the rainbow, she was the emblem of Hope.
He could at least retire for the night robed as a man and a brother.
He is robed as a grand elect perfect and sublime mason with trowel and apron, marked made in Germany.
The pity of it was that the accident of birth should have robed him in the royal purple.
"long, loose outer garment," late 13c., from Old French robe "long, loose outer garment" (12c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German rouba "vestments"), from West Germanic *raubo "booty" (cf. Old High German roub "robbery, breakage"), which also yielded rob (v.).
Presumably the notion is of garments taken from the enemy as spoils, and the Old French word had a secondary sense of "plunder, booty," while Germanic cognates had both senses; e.g. Old English reaf "plunder, booty, spoil; garment, armor, vestment." Meaning "dressing gown" is from 1854. Metonymic sense of "the legal profession" is attested from 1640s.
late 14c., from robe (n.). Related: Robed; robing.