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[uh-koo-ter-muh nt, -truh-]
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  1. personal clothing, accessories, etc.
  2. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier.
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Also especially British, ac·cou·tre·ment.

Origin of accouterment

From the Middle French word accou(s)trement, dating back to 1540–50. See accouter, -ment
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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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